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Old 01-17-2013, 07:20 PM   #1
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Default Commodore USA's C64x Creator & Celebrity Barry Altman dies

Barry Altman, CEO of Commodore USA, passed away in December, but news of this was not announced until now. For the official announcement, see

http://forums.commodore.net/showthre...man-(1949-2012)

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Old 01-18-2013, 04:08 PM   #2
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Sad to hear. RIP.
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Old 01-18-2013, 09:40 PM   #3
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Default Re: Commodore USA's C64x Creator & Celebrity Barry Altman dies

Meh. I'm sure the Barry Altman X will make a fine substitute.
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Old 01-19-2013, 12:00 AM   #4
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Default Re: Commodore USA's C64x Creator & Celebrity Barry Altman dies

My sincere condolences to his friends and family. A little odd seeing Twitter activity from a man who has passed on though, heh.

https://twitter.com/CEOatCUSA
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Old 01-19-2013, 02:41 AM   #5
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Default Re: Commodore USA's C64x Creator & Celebrity Barry Altman dies

Strange the last tweet was the 16th of Jan? :-/ Spooky.
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Default Re: Commodore USA's C64x Creator & Celebrity Barry Altman dies

Hi what a sad loss a great man ,i liked this story of Moochie ,his dog ,it seems he was on the board of Directors
Moochie, an English Boxhead Golden Retriever, is Barry' s constant companion and closest advisor. At the age of 4 months, Moochie began his formal education at the International Canine Center for Clandestine Operations. The ICCCO is sanctioned and funded as a joint effort of the CIA, Homeland Security, Mossad, NCIS and MI5 in the UK.

After one year, Moochie completed his training and received his Security Level 5 Certification. His international accreditations includes terrorist and "Black Op's" interdictions, counter espionage infiltration and weapons/lethal force combat control. Moochie proudly served our country until his duty assignment successfully terminated in June, 2009 after having completed tours in the Middle East, Asia and Eastern Europe.

Upon his retirement, Moochie took up his first love, acting....and is now spending his days auditioning for TV commercials everywhere. His role model and mentor is the sausage craving manic canine in the Pupperoni ads, and hopes to one day to be nominated for a "Best Thumbless Actor in a four legged role". In fact, if he did have thumbs...he'd be typing his own profile right now.....on a Commodore computer
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Default Re: Commodore USA's C64x Creator & Celebrity Barry Altman dies

Neat, I always thought the "Moochie" name was a reference or delusions of grandeur towards the late, great Jay Miner (Mitchie).
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I've never understood what makes people think that twitter hash tags are in anyway authenticated to an individual. All you need is an email address and you can be whoever you want. #naďve
Admins: qwerty4001's post contravenes posting rules and should be removed. Not worth replying to. It's beyond not nice, He talks of dogs yet acts worse than dogs.
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Old 01-19-2013, 10:16 AM   #9
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Default Re: Commodore USA's C64x Creator & Celebrity Barry Altman dies

Qwerty posted this over on moo too. Regardless agreed with how the man did certain things you don't post something as utterly disgraceful as that. Especially given the horrendous way he passed away.
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Default Re: Commodore USA's C64x Creator & Celebrity Barry Altman dies

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@qwerty40001

If your in the UK, PM me your address and i will come round and knock some sense into ya.
Hey, why limit yourself to the UK? We could have a whip round and buy you flight tickets. Would be in a good cause!


Seriously, Barry's ideas I rarely agreed with. In fact, I don't agree with just about anything he did with C=USA, except maybe the C64x which was a reasonable idea poorly implemented.

However, whatever the guy did, whether he was doing a cynical marketing ploy or really believing in what he did, one thing remains...
He was still a husband, father and family member. Just because you don't agree with someone's plans is no cause for the kind of behaviour exhibited above.

RIP Barry Altman - I didn't agree with what you did, but I'd never wish what happened to you on anyone.
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Default Re: Commodore USA's C64x Creator & Celebrity Barry Altman dies

I agree, even if you didn't like the guy (and I think most here didn't) at least have some sympathy for his friends and family...

But lets also not rewrite history... Calling him a "celebrity" ? Really?


And the even worse news...

Now the commodore name rights, which I believe were already in legal limbo hell have yet another layer of mess to prevent someone else from using the name...

And now silly billy and amiga inc won't make tens of thousands of cents from the amiga stickers.... He may have to break down and get a real job.

And what will Leo do now? Getting a job as a chief technical officer for a computer company when you can't even write a script file right is not easy.
Not many jobs out there for guys who make commodore wallpapers.

And what about all the cool aid drinkers? As predicted, the second coming fails... What will all the cusa cheer leaders do now?

The commodore curse continues...
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Old 01-19-2013, 12:00 PM   #12
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Default Re: Commodore USA's C64x Creator & Celebrity Barry Altman dies

R.I.P Barry

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please delete the ignorant and disrespectful post no.8 on this thread as it reflects poorly on this site and our community.
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Default Re: Commodore USA's C64x Creator & Celebrity Barry Altman dies

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I agree, even if you didn't like the guy (and I think most here didn't) at least have some sympathy for his friends and family...

But lets also not rewrite history... Calling him a "celebrity" ? Really?
Exactly. There's no call for being an ásshole about the fact that he died, but if people are gonna start fawning over his memory and calling him a "celebrity" and a "great man" just to avoid looking like qwerty, I'm gonna have to start dredging up old Barry quotes for perspective.
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Condolences to family and friends.
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but if people are gonna start fawning over his memory and calling him a "celebrity" and a "great man" just to avoid looking like qwerty, I'm gonna have to start dredging up old Barry quotes for perspective.
Wow, that would be such a classy act! Oh wait, a classy act would to be ignore threads about dead people you don't like instead of posting digs at the dead. My bad!
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Wow, that would be such a classy act! Oh wait, a classy act would to be ignore threads about dead people you don't like instead of posting digs at the dead. My bad!
Well, if people will keep their own posts in perspective, then I won't have to do it for them.
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I think all these "condolences" are a little over the top. With all the abuse some of you guys here gave him and all the ill will you gave his CUSA the condolences you are giving him seem a little hypocritical. One minute he is much hated then you find out he is dead and suddenly he turns into a much loved celebrity? Seriously?

Fine, you all made it clear a long time ago that you really hate the guy. Say your condolences or even better say nothing. Just stop pretending you liked the guy.
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So even when your "enemy" is dead your hate burns eternal.
I can only guess you get in a lot of fights and wonder why is this so ...

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So even when your "enemy" is dead your hate burns eternal.
I can only guess you get in a lot of fights and wonder why is this so ...
I don't know why I'm dignifying this with a response, but no. I don't hate Barry, and I never have. I did, however, find his online behavior thoroughly rude and childish and his business practices questionable at best, as did many other people here, which is why I'm stunned that this has turned into such a boot-licking competition the minute we found out that he died (which is sad in any case, and especially for his family.) Respect for the dead does not and should not mean pretending that they were flawless saints, but that's exactly what's happening here.

(And no. I don't get in fights, and I never have. When will you people learn that I don't give a tinker's damn about your pathetic attempts at armchair psychology?)
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Default Re: Commodore USA's C64x Creator & Celebrity Barry Altman dies

So are there any C64s to be liquidated with the company? I'd like one as a novelty. I want to put Windows 8 on it.
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