How to answer a programming interview question

I spent a few hours on Friday doing mock interviews for CS undergrads.  The idea was to help them experience the interview process without the pressure of having a job on the line.  The session was interactive with lots of stopping for advice.  I found myself explaining the following to most of the candidates.  I…

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Jack Tramiel, founder of Commodore, dies at age 83

Jack Tramiel was the founder of Commodore International which produced the Commodore 64 and the Amiga computers.  It was also the company that made the once ubiquitous 6502 processor which powered the Apple // and the Commodore 64.  The Commodore 64 was the best selling computer of all time and the Amiga (which came after…