May 30, 2009 Leave a comment
I’ve nearly finished reading the amazing book “On The Edge: The Spectacular Rise and Fall of Commodore”. This 500-page gem travels through the intense and somewhat bizarre story of Commodore, the once mighty computer company, from the 6502 microprocessor design by Chuck Peddle at MOS to the final liquidation of CBM in 1994. This is not a boring bussiness-oriented book but a constant talk between the reader and the former top Commodore employees and managers. Of course, the interesting business aspects of how Commodore was managed everyday is presented in a very enjoyable way.
As a former Commodore64 owner, this was a joy to read. I’ll always thank the engineers at Commodore forever for creating such a masterpiece, from where I discovered my interests on computing and programming.