Commodore rises from the dead

To me, when I think Commodore, I tend to think old-school computing. But that’s not what one guy thought when he bought the name to sell his wares in the mobile market…

The Chickenhead company, Commodore, chose 3GSM to launch into the mobile games business as a distributor. So, what is a Chickenhead? It’s the popular name for the Commodore logo. And why is that a “mobile media provider”? Ah, that’s quite a story! – it goes like this…

Commodore chickenhead 1Refugee Jack Tramiel escapes the gas chambers, comes to New York and starts a typewriter business. He wants to call it IBM, or something like that, and decides CBM is as close as he can get. He calls it Commodore Business Machines. IBM typewriters are, of course, the market leaders at the time. Gradually, Tramiel gets into electronics and becomes a calculator pioneer. [Read the rest]

[tags]chickenhead company,jack tramiel,commodore business machines[/tags]

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