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Offline hishamk

MIT Press' book on the Amiga slated for release in 2012.
« on: December 07, 2011, 12:27:06 PM »
Part of their Platform Studies series.

http://www.amazon.com/Future-Was-Here-Commodore-Platform/dp/0262017202

Can't wait.
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Re: MIT Press' book on the Amiga slated for release in 2012.
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2011, 02:30:33 PM »
Awesome! I've read Racing the Beam (Atari 2600) in the same series which was, albeit a bit incoherent, a very enjoyable read.

Offline hishamk

Re: MIT Press' book on the Amiga slated for release in 2012.
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2011, 03:26:19 PM »
Quote from: odin;670641
Awesome! I've read Racing the Beam (Atari 2600) in the same series which was, albeit a bit incoherent, a very enjoyable read.


Racing the Beam was pretty awesome. It's interesting to see how this one on Amiga turns out considering it's a much more complicated system.
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Offline Matt_H

Re: MIT Press' book on the Amiga slated for release in 2012.
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2011, 04:14:52 PM »
As much as I appreciate the research efforts that went into On the Edge, the final product suffered from the lack of oversight of a professional publisher - typos, spelling errors, and other inconsistencies. These problems seemed amplified in the second edition, so much so that I haven't been able to get through it.

So I'm looking forward to the polish that MIT can bring to an Amiga book... and I've just preordered it.

That being said, I hope that On the Edge (and its upcoming Amiga-focused follow-up) get picked up by a professional publisher for a third edition. The world needs more memories of the Amiga.
 

Offline hishamk

Re: MIT Press' book on the Amiga slated for release in 2012.
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2012, 08:54:16 PM »
Quote from: hishamk;670636
Part of their Platform Studies series.

http://www.amazon.com/Future-Was-Here-Commodore-Platform/dp/0262017202

Can't wait.


Woohoo...it's shipping; got this a few minutes ago:

Greetings Hisham Khalifa!

We thought you'd like to know that we shipped your items, and that this completes your order. Your order is being shipped and cannot be changed by you or by our customer service department.

Your estimated delivery date is:
Wednesday, April 25, 2012

:)
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Offline Heiroglyph

Re: MIT Press' book on the Amiga slated for release in 2012.
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2012, 09:18:15 PM »
Man, I was hoping to get the Kindle version but it's not ready until the middle of next month. :(
 

Offline bbond007

Re: MIT Press' book on the Amiga slated for release in 2012.
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2012, 10:26:55 PM »
Quote from: Heiroglyph;690090
Man, I was hoping to get the Kindle version but it's not ready until the middle of next month. :(


I hope its good. i just got a copy for my vacation in a few weeks.
 

Offline billt

Re: MIT Press' book on the Amiga slated for release in 2012.
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2012, 04:09:25 AM »
Quote from: hishamk;690089
Woohoo...it's shipping; got this a few minutes ago:

Greetings Hisham Khalifa!

We thought you'd like to know that we shipped your items, and that this completes your order. Your order is being shipped and cannot be changed by you or by our customer service department.

Your estimated delivery date is:
Wednesday, April 25, 2012

:)


Hmmm, my Amazon order says it is being packaged or something. Trying to cancel as it says they will charge me nearly $10 shipping but the item description says it qualifies for free shipping. Don't get that... If They send it anyway, oh well, if my cancel request is honored then I'll reorder with the free shipping.
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Offline desiv

Re: MIT Press' book on the Amiga slated for release in 2012.
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2012, 04:25:44 AM »
Quote from: billt;690122
Trying to cancel as it says they will charge me nearly $10 shipping but the item description says it qualifies for free shipping.
Did you order other stuff (that also qualifies for free shipping) to get the order price over $25?
The "free shipping" only works if you buys $25 worth or more of items that qualify for free shipping..

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Offline bbond007

Re: MIT Press' book on the Amiga slated for release in 2012.
« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2012, 04:32:40 AM »
Quote from: billt;690122
Hmmm, my Amazon order says it is being packaged or something. Trying to cancel as it says they will charge me nearly $10 shipping but the item description says it qualifies for free shipping. Don't get that... If They send it anyway, oh well, if my cancel request is honored then I'll reorder with the free shipping.


I almost got caught up into that as well. You needed to select the standard fedex for $3.99 and not the 2 day for $10(which was selected by default).
 

Offline wrath of khan

Re: MIT Press' book on the Amiga slated for release in 2012.
« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2012, 05:04:10 AM »
Im waiting for the release of 'commodore the amiga years'http://www.amazon.com/Commodore-Amiga-Years-Brian-Bagnall/dp/0973864990/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1335153582&sr=1-1
There's a proper atari history book coming out too with proper interviews and more.Im interested in reading about jack tramiels tenure at atari in particular though that might not be covered till the second volumehttp://www.amazon.com/Commodore-Amiga-Years-Brian-Bagnall/dp/0973864990/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1335153582&sr=1-1
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Offline pwermonger

Re: MIT Press' book on the Amiga slated for release in 2012.
« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2012, 08:44:02 AM »
Quote from: wrath of khan;690128
Im waiting for the release of 'commodore the amiga years'http://www.amazon.com/Commodore-Amiga-Years-Brian-Bagnall/dp/0973864990/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1335153582&sr=1-1
There's a proper atari history book coming out too with proper interviews and more.Im interested in reading about jack tramiels tenure at atari in particular though that might not be covered till the second volumehttp://www.amazon.com/Commodore-Amiga-Years-Brian-Bagnall/dp/0973864990/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1335153582&sr=1-1
Commodore a company on the edge was great.I ripped through it.

What atari history book are you talking about? I would be interested in that too but both of your links are to the Bagnall book on Commodore.
 
I am glad to see the MIT book is coming. Preordered it when I first heard about it. So few books on Atari and Commodore from those days and with so much computer history being written with them left out these are the only way to keep the memory of their contributions alive.
 

Offline Pentad

Re: MIT Press' book on the Amiga slated for release in 2012.
« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2012, 12:37:19 PM »
My copy of the MIT book should be here Thursday.  I'm looking forward to reading it.

Also, the Atari book mentioned above sounds interesting.  I too would like to read that.


Commodore and Atari (plus many more) played such important parts of computer history which the media tends to leave out.

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Offline wrath of khan

Re: MIT Press' book on the Amiga slated for release in 2012.
« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2012, 06:32:40 PM »
Quote from: pwermonger;690141
What atari history book are you talking about? I would be interested in that too but both of your links are to the Bagnall book on Commodore.
 
I am glad to see the MIT book is coming. Preordered it when I first heard about it. So few books on Atari and Commodore from those days and with so much computer history being written with them left out these are the only way to keep the memory of their contributions alive.
Sorry here's the linkhttp://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ataribook/atari-history-book-volume-1-beginnings-to-1984?ref=search
It was partly funded via kickstarter.Looks proper.
 

Offline amiman99

Re: MIT Press' book on the Amiga slated for release in 2012.
« Reply #14 on: April 24, 2012, 07:17:07 PM »
I ordered the book!
Looks interesting, nice addition to my retro books.
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