jd wrote:FM radio........ Wi-Fi............ our Jack was years ahead of his time.
wthorbjo wrote:Found this interview with Jack Tramiel while leafing through the February 1985 issue of Family Computing. This was shortly after Tramiel had bought Atari's Consumer Division from Warner Communications, and he goes through his plans and goals for the new Atari Corp. He even mentions the "Rock-Bottom-Price" project, which became the ST. In fact, by the time this interview was published, Atari had already announced the 520ST at the CES (in January -85), but the lead times for magazines at the time so long that this wouldn't be mentioned until several months later.
The scans aren't great quality, but they should be readable. Enjoy!
Edit: I redid the pictures. Should be easier to read now, I hope.
calimero wrote:maybe there is some textual index for all Family computing issues
wthorbjo wrote:Yes, I thought that was interesting. Shows that he had visions beyond simply selling lots of computers. Less surprising, perhaps, to see his attitude towards advertising: "[...] I believe the way to sell products is not through marketing but through technology". Jack Tramiel's reluctance to pay for advertising was a constant criticism during both the Commodore and Atari years, and probably contributed to the fall of Atari during the early nineties.
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