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Offline AJCopland

A history of the Amiga, part 6: stopping the bleeding
« on: February 12, 2008, 12:02:00 AM »
Now available to read on the ars-technica website.

In case you missed any of the previous ones theres a link to each of them on the first page.

Andy

A history of the Amiga, part 6: stopping the bleeding

Offline OSS542

Re: A history of the Amiga, part 6: stopping the bleeding
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2008, 08:31:38 AM »
I do hope the author decides to do a book on this.  I'd buy it in a heartbeat....
 

Offline weirdami

Re: A history of the Amiga, part 6: stopping the bleeding
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2008, 08:50:22 AM »
Has it all been accurate so far? I've been waiting till it's done before reading it.
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Offline McVenco

Re: A history of the Amiga, part 6: stopping the bleeding
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2008, 11:15:30 AM »
Very accurate and very detailed. I already knew a lot about the Amiga itself, but the story gives a lot of corporate and behind-the-scenes information that I didn't know yet. And which actually makes me cry even more.... (hell, I even value Bill Gates or Steve Ballmer a million times higher than Irving Gould or Mehdi Ali - incompetent SOBs.......)
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Offline AmiSake

Re: A history of the Amiga, part 6: stopping the bleeding
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2008, 05:47:27 PM »
While reading this story, I once again realized what
a great machine the Amiga actually was (is ?).
If Commodore had not been destroyed due to poor management, think what they could have accomplished
with todays technology....
 

Offline Delta

Re: A history of the Amiga, part 6: stopping the bleeding
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2008, 01:34:00 AM »
Hopefully not a gaming console or a stupid cellphone.....
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Offline weirdami

Re: A history of the Amiga, part 6: stopping the bleeding
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2008, 05:32:34 AM »
ahem, "smart" phone.
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Offline Skyraker

Re: A history of the Amiga, part 6: stopping the bleeding
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2008, 02:06:12 PM »
I heard the source for DPaint was lost... that would have made a fun open source project.
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Offline Trev

Re: A history of the Amiga, part 6: stopping the bleeding
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2008, 12:34:32 AM »
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Amiga was now about the gamers, about the bulletin board users, about the demo coders, about the hackers, and about the graphic artists, the animators, and the movie and television creators. It was now about the Amigans.


I never realized how important playing Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizzards was to the success of our favorite platform. Well, I certainly did my part; however, to this day, I wish I'd worn a lubber.
 

Offline Psy

Re: A history of the Amiga, part 6: stopping the bleeding
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2008, 11:48:27 PM »
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Hopefully not a gaming console or a stupid cellphone.....


What's wrong was a gaming console?  Looking at the CD32 Commodore was better a designing consoles then Atari.