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1 Michael McBacon  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 4:37:22pm

Jack is loved and hated in the computing world but here are some of his achievements while at Commodore and Atari:

-One of the first successful personal computers, the Commodore PET.
(1977)

-One of the best selling home computers of all time, the Commodore 64.
(1982)

-Keeping the Atari name afloat in consumer products for another decade.
(1984-1996, Atari Corp. was a separate company from Atari, Inc.)

-The first computer with MIDI ports, the Atari 520ST.
(1985)

-Continuing to support the 2600 VCS and other Warner-era Atari products.
(1984-1992)

-The first color hand held video game system, the Atari Lynx.
(1989)

As far as Jack's sons go, I will say that Sam was unrealistically optimistic about the Jaguar but Leonard was rather competent at Atari Corp.

2 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 5:37:44pm

re: #1 Michael McBacon

-The first computer with MIDI ports, the Atari 520ST.
(1985)

YES

3 Amory Blaine  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 10:20:43pm

I had the Vic 20, the 64s poor cousin. I also had the cassette tape drive for it. I saved up for it with my paper route money. I loved that setup.

4 dragonath  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 11:23:01pm

William Shatner and the KAAAH--- Uh, Commodore VIC-20!


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