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Re: Interview with Wayne Hunt
« Reply #14 from previous page: August 28, 2009, 02:03:35 PM »
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I was showing off my iPhone 3GS to folks last night and realised that I hadn't had that much enthusiasm for a tech toy since my Amiga 1000.

You must be joking. It's not even close.

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Re: Interview with Wayne Hunt
« Reply #15 on: August 28, 2009, 02:28:16 PM »
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You must be joking. It's not even close.
Not even close to what?  He said his enthusiasm hadn't been that high since the A1000, he didn't compare the technology, but since you brought it up.
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                           A4000     iPhone 3G
processor speed     25mhz     600mhz
memory                   1mb      128mb
storage                  various     8 or 16gb
The iPhone 3G, even before the GS is 600mhz, which is about 12x faster than even the fastest stock Amiga, and about on par with the mid-range G4 processor which costs as much as an iPhone itself.  The iPhone has more storage built into it than most Amigas could even handle without hd manipulation, and the software base is getting very close (if it hasn't already surpassed) to what the Amiga ever had to offer, at over 50,000 apps.

Granted, none of the iPhone apps are Toaster level apps, but frankly, anything I ever did on the Amiga now gets done on the iPhone, including games, file sharing, and even occasionally web site bug fixes on the fly.

Let's not even discuss the fact that the iPhone is 100% net compatible out of the box and the Amiga doesn't even have a legally available networking stack any longer.

... but....  All that being said, I'm not trying to bash the Amiga, and I'm definitely off topic.  I just couldn't help but addressing your post which somehow suggests (unless I misunderstood your intent) that the iPhone 3G was in some way technically inferior to the Amiga 1000.

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Re: Interview with Wayne Hunt
« Reply #16 on: August 29, 2009, 06:20:08 PM »
Nice interview and sorry to see you go.

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Re: Interview with Wayne Hunt
« Reply #17 on: September 01, 2009, 08:33:21 AM »
Late to teh game. That was a good read. I was not aware of teh toll everything had taken on Wayne. I understand your feelings. Being heavy into tech stuff, I find many interesting things but nothing like when I first saw an Amiga 1000. Anyway I don't mean to get off the track.
Good luck Wayne with your future endevours. Thank you for teh time and suport you put into the website.

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Re: Interview with Wayne Hunt
« Reply #18 on: September 01, 2009, 11:31:41 AM »
You are a champion.
A gentleman and a scholar.
The praise of the praise-worthy is beyond all reproach.

And thanks,

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« Reply #19 on: September 03, 2009, 06:17:18 PM »
In long threads where everyone is gabbing about nothing and arguing about people arguing, I'll sometimes just scroll down and look to see if Wayne or Redrumloa had anything to say and that'll pretty much be all I need to know. :-)
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