Thursday, March 21, 2013

Fun Trivia 4

Atari and Commodore – Between these brands, employees went back and forth: Jay Miner, former head developer in the Atari 8-Bit line, went to Amiga, which was later included into Commodore. Shivaz Shivji, inventor of the Commodore 64, went to Atari to develop the ST line. Jack Tramiel bought Atari after he was fired from Commodore to „show them how it's done“. Nolan Bushnell himself was supposedly part of a promotion team for the Commodore gaming consoles – here we had the founder of the competitor Atari, promoting the products of a company, whos founder had only just overtaken exactly this competitor.

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