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Commodore
Commodore

Commodore

The Final Years

Commodore

COMPUTERS

544 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Cloth, EPUB

Cloth, $32.95 (US $32.95) (CA $43.95)

Publication Date: April 2019

ISBN 9780994031037

Rights: WOR

Variant Press (Apr 2019)

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Overview

A behind-the-scenes look at vintage tech culture

Concluding the Commodore trilogy, this book takes a look at Commodore's resurgence in the late 1980's and then ultimate demise. This was a period of immense creativity from engineers within the company, who began "moonshot" projects using emerging CD-ROM technology. Get to know the people behind Commodore's successes and failures as they battle to stay relevant amidst blistering competition from Nintendo, Apple, and the onslaught of IBM PC clones. Told through interviews with company insiders, this examination of the now defunct company traces the engineering breakthroughs and baffling decisions that led to the demise of Commodore.

Author Biography

Brian Bagnall is the author of numerous computer titles, including Core LEGO Mindstorms, the Commodore Series, and Maximum LEGO EV3. His books have been translated into German, French, Polish, Japanese, and Italian.