| | Re: The Mind of Steve Jobs - Excellent!
On 12/7/2010 12:53 AM, Oxford wrote:
> Flint<email@example.com> wrote:
>> Yeah, me too. This cult of personality that surrounds Jobs is
>> nauseating, and overlooks guys like Jack Tramiel who made computing
>> *truly* affordable for the masses
> but Tramiel never did anything important, he was a bottom feeder looking
> to make a quick buck on the uneducated.
Gee, he only introduced the PET computer, Vic 20, and ultimately the
C=64,and got them to a reasonable price affordable by most people.
> At least Steve pushed society
> forward at a fair price.
If by 'fair price', you mean society was just ready to plonk $5K down
for early Macs when the Amiga (also a Motorola 68K) was a far more
elegant system, with a superior OS that was fully preemptive,
multithreaded, multitasking, having a high degree of POSIX compliance,
and could be had at 1/3rd the price, I guess so then....
> plus Tramiel bought& killed Atari, so he is no friend of techies.
You got the cart before the horse. Tramiel trounced Atari, then
*bought* it from Warner, and rebuilt the company back up and saved it.
Talk about revisionist historianism....