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Offline cehoferTopic starter

Happy 37th Birthday Amiga!!!
« on: July 23, 2022, 04:09:37 PM »
Amiga debut July 23, 1985, Lincoln Center, NYC NY with Debra Harry and Andy Warhol.
 

Offline Matt_H

Re: Happy 37th Birthday Amiga!!!
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2022, 02:18:41 AM »
An important day! Thanks for reminding us. :)
 

Offline cehoferTopic starter

Re: Happy 37th Birthday Amiga!!!
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2022, 05:10:10 AM »
I went all out today!  My daughters made the cake.
 

Offline cehoferTopic starter

Re: Happy 37th Birthday Amiga!!!
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2022, 01:56:33 PM »
It is sad.  66 views and only 1 reply????   This forum exists and you all forgot or choose not to give a shout out to the guest of honor. 

I guess I expect too much!   Would have been nice to see even some of the big guys chime in.

Matt is right, it was a VERY important day.  No one had the power, computing, graphics, or stereo audio as the Amiga did in 1985.  The whole industry was playing catch-up at that point.
« Last Edit: July 24, 2022, 02:00:03 PM by cehofer »
 

Offline Matt_H

Re: Happy 37th Birthday Amiga!!!
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2022, 04:32:05 PM »
I went all out today!  My daughters made the cake.
Celebrating in style. Really nice.  8)

It is sad.  66 views and only 1 reply????   This forum exists and you all forgot or choose not to give a shout out to the guest of honor. 

I guess I expect too much!   Would have been nice to see even some of the big guys chime in.
Well, I think part of it is a lot of people being on summer vacation/holiday. The other part is that, unfortunately, AO had a long downtime during the last site upgrade, resulting in losing a lot of traffic once the site was back up. I hope some of those folks will make their way back eventually.
 

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Re: Happy 37th Birthday Amiga!!!
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2022, 07:12:57 PM »
Thank you for marking that day!   
(Sorry I am late to the reply chain....)

I remember seeing the Kansas City A1000 debut.  When the showed the boing demo I was sold.

To this day, no computer has been as impressive or as much of a major advance compared to its contemporaries!

Happy Belated B-Day Amiga!
 

Offline cehoferTopic starter

Re: Happy 37th Birthday Amiga!!!
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2022, 10:54:17 PM »
I came to the party a little late.  In 1988, I had a friend in the USAF stationed in the UK.  He came back on leave and I was showing him the 386 computer with EGA I was going to buy for $2500 and no audio.  He had Amiga World magazine and told me to go see it.  I was like Amiga what?   I looked up a Commodore store in the phone book and drove there.  When I walked in, they had the NewTek demo running with Kiki talking like Max Headroom.  I was totally sold.  I ordered a 2000HD on the spot with a 51MB HD, 2 MB RAM and a 1084S monitor for $2500. 

I expanded with a CDTV and parnet for cdrom and a 250MB Quantum drive and SCSI II Oktagon card.   

In 1994 after the demise of Commodore, the same friend found a used 4000/040 for $1600.  I bought it off a college student and installed a Phase 5 MKII 060 which I still have.   

I am still in awe when I show friends Octamed Amiganuts and other mods.  They will say yeah, big deal, it plays mp3.  Then I tell them oh no.  These are not mp3 but played off the Amiga with sampling. 

Everyone that plays Megaball, falls in love with it.  Especially, my daughters. 
« Last Edit: July 28, 2022, 11:03:10 PM by cehofer »
 

Offline cehoferTopic starter

Re: Happy 37th Birthday Amiga!!!
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2022, 11:13:47 PM »
I just received an email Today from Chronopost, France.  Amedia Computers just shipped my X5040 motherboard.  How exciting is that?

Update:  My new Amiga X5040 is up and running.  Very pleased so far.
« Last Edit: August 17, 2022, 05:28:18 PM by cehofer »