Jack's 1st computer "for the masses" was the predecessor of the C64, the Commodore VIC-20 which was sold in Germany as the "VC-20".
Jack who survived the Holocaust had a very emotional connection to the sale of this computer in Germany. During the 3. Reich, the N azis invented a radio "for the masses" called the "Volks-Empfaenger" (public receiver). In almost every household was such a radio just for the purpose of delivering the deadly N azi propaganda to as much people as possible. This kind of "education" was a major ingredient for the later desaster and "triumph" of the evil.
Jack therfore wanted the VIC-20 in Germany to be sold as the VC-20, whereas the VC stands for "Volks-Computer", referring to the N azi era.
But this time, the VC-20 should educate the masses, the youth, only
in the most positive, creative way one can imagine.
My first Computer was the C64, at a time i didn't even know, what a home computer was at all. I was too lazy to learn programming at that time, so used it mainly for gaming. But the best way to learn something, is to do it with fun. Later i bought an Amiga and started programming games in C. Today i distribute video games here in Germany. I know, all what i have experienced with computers and especially with 'home' computers wouldn't have happened without Jack Tramiel.
RIP Mr. Tramiel, You were a brave visionary man with a strong will to create a better future for men. In my opinion you are much more a important iconic figure in the history of computers than Jobs, Gates et all all together