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The Video Game Newsroom Time Machine is a weekly retro gaming podcast in which we travel back in time to see what was making headlines 40, 30, and 20 years ago in the arcade, video game, and computer gaming business and interview industry veterans. 

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Nov 19, 2022

No family name is more associated with the early popularization of computers than Tramiel. We speak with Leonard Tramiel, son of Commodore co-founder Jack Tramiel about his life growing up around tech, his role in Commodore's earliest machines and becoming VP of Software at Atari.
In this second part of our interview, Leonard talks about the reshaping of Atari after the crash, the creation of the Atari ST, working with Greg Kildall on TOS, relaunching the VCS and 7800, the development of the Lynx and Jaguar, working with greats like Jon Carmack and Jeff Minter, and the ultimate end of Tramiel Atari.

Recorded March 2022.

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