in about 100 words or less
Italy 100m, Colour
Director: Tomaso Walliser; Cast: Chuck Peddle, Jack Tramiel, Steve Wozniak, Bil Herd, Al Charpentier, Leonard Tramiel, Michael Tomczyk, Andy Finkel, Nigel Searle, John Grant, Nolan Bushnell, Al Alcorn, Joe Decuir, Jeff Minter, Richard Garriott
8 Bit Generation: The Commodore Wars is a documentary about the early days of home computers and the role that Commodore played in shaping the marketplace. Much of this story focuses on the vision and business practices of entrepreneur of Jack Tramiel, the founder of Commodore International. As a driving force in the calculator business during the late 1970s, Tramiel was ultimately responsible for the success of the Commodore PET, the VIC-20 and the ultimately the legendary Commodore 64. As a love letter to 8-bit home computing, this is a surprisingly interesting story about a company that led a generation into the world of computers (Klaus Ming December 2016).