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The Home Computer Wars: An Insider's Account of Commodore and Jack Tramiel

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Paperback, 269 pages
Published November 1st 1984 by Compute Publications International
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Themistocles
Aug 13, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: computers, history
I was very excited to get my hands on this book from 1984 because of its cult status and -of course- the subject matter. Unfortunately, despite the high ratings, this book is simply not good.

It started off nicely enough and got me all excited, but soon the interest faded. The main issue is that Tomczyk gives very, very, very little info on the "home computer wars". Instead he keeps on harping on the *Commodore* wars - internal politics and strifes, mentioning name after name, who got what office
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Lance Taylor
May 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Must read book. Having sold Commodore and Atari products for a number of years during its hey dey myself, it's like I lived through it. The author is brilliant and I owe him my personal thanks for inventing the Vic-20 (my first PC) and for the C=64 I still adore. Be sure to check out his website / blog and know that this book will be reprinted again soon. I have am original copy, which is now worth about $250. On my re-read list again after I read Steve Jobs BIO and iWoz.

PS - RIP Jack Tramiel
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