“We need to build computers for the masses, not the classes.”
– Jack Tramiel (Commodore International founder, Atari Corporation founder and CEO).
Jack Tramiel, a Polish Holocaust survivor, repaired typewriters in the US military and founded the Commodore Business Corporation. He believed that a disaster like the Nazi genocide of the Jewish population could have been prevented through education. Like no other computer pioneer, his words shaped the industry, the heads and minds. What followed was the PET 2001, VIC-20, C64 and the Atari ST – with millions of sales. Tramiel continued to advocate for computer education in schools worldwide and died in California in 2012, at the age of 83.