Contents

Introduction vii

Prolog: The Rise of Commodore ix
1. MOS Technology – 1974 to 1976
2. The Acquisition – 1975 to 1976 26
3. The PET – 1976 to 1977 37
4. Releasing the PET – 1977 to 1978 63
5. The Trinity – 1977 to 1979 86
6. Business is War – 1979 to 1980 113
7. The Color Computers – 1979 to 1980 129
8. The VIC-20 – 1980 157
9. Computers for the Masses – 1981 188
10. The Race to a Million – 1981 to 1983 206
11. The Secret Project – 1981 224
12. The Commodore 64 – 1982
13. Selling the Revolution – 1982 261
14. Commodore Mania – 1983 282
15. TED – 1983 304
16. Dismissing the Founder – 1984 327
17. The Sequel – 1984 349
18. Brawling for the C128 – 1984 to 1985 370
19. The Savior of Commodore – 1982 to 1985
20. The Amiga – 1985 to 1986 426
21. Dropping the Ball – 1985 to 1987 458
22. The New Amigas – 1986 to 1987 482
23. A Radical New Direction – 1988 to 1992 510
24. The Fall of Commodore – 1992 to 1994 536
Epilogue 549
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