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Offline Raffaele

30 Years of Amiga: Famous Amigans to invite the show!
« on: April 03, 2015, 05:10:53 PM »
Not only Amiga software and Hardware are important.

It is important also to invite famous former Amiga users to attend the show, such as Dave Hanyie as developer, musicians like Susumu Hirasawa and Todd Rundgren, actors like Dick Van Dyke, some of the scientists working at NASA, and developers from competitor firms like Apple and Atari, who developed Atari ST and MAcintosh II.
Louis Gassée former Apple production manager and then BeOS CEO is one of the names that came to mind.

Event organization team should invite them wiith a reasonable amount of time to allow them to attend the show, and pay airplane and hotel fees for them.
« Last Edit: April 03, 2015, 05:14:52 PM by Raffaele »
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Re: 30 Years of Amiga: Famous Amigans to invite the show!
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2015, 09:01:09 PM »
The event isn't even funded on Kickstarter yet and we're inviting Gassee and Dick Van Dyke and paying their way?  Oh lord.  Debbie Harry didn't RSVP back, I take it?  Couldn't raise Warhol from the dead?  :)

Gassee was not even what I'd consider a notable blip at Apple, and had virtually nothing to do with Amiga other than some oft quoted mention about how the Amiga impressed him.  In terms of relevance, you might as well invite Woz to the event and offer to pay his way.  This is a man that's most noted for spearheading the Newton during his time at Apple, lol,  As for BeOS and Gassee, also considered to be one of the classic, over-reaching business blunders in all of computing, after Gassee wouldn't drop his price and NeXT (and Jobs) walked in through the door Gassee opened for them.

Van Dyke, now 89 years old, while being a celeb, was merely an Amiga enthusiast that afaik sold out his last remaining Amiga's in '08.
 

Offline Raffaele

Re: 30 Years of Amiga: Famous Amigans to invite the show!
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2015, 08:51:26 AM »
Blondie:

Invite Debbie Harry is a wonderful idea... You are right. She is a perfect guest for the event. But as I said a star deserves a good Hotel sojourneying.
We Amigans could not risk to be considered beggars by our guests.

Elder people...

Well... One year ago we lost french comic maker Moebius who experimented with Amiga its first attempts in computer graphics....
We lost Leonard Nimoy who in the beginning was enthusiast of Amiga...
Why not invite Dick van Dyke as a testimony of his long Amiga experience despite he sold any Amiga he had. It could be one of the latest opportunity to have a testimony of what was Amiga for him.


Amiga competitors:

You reasoning simply seems naive to me... Gasée is important for testimony what were the buzz outside Amiga, and his presence could be interesting to testimony about beOS that was an operating system that inherithed so much from Amiga.... For example beOS has datatypes too just as like Amiga.
That was a precise choice by BeOS team!

And sure it is important to take a look at people who developed beOS/Haiku...

In the long debate on how to make Amiga a modern system, developers are exploring how to merge Linux Kernel with Amiga. Look at AROS for example.

Well... I am one of the people who think that BeOS Kernel will match the AmigaOS more than any bloated Linux Kernel.

The important is to make people meet together, discuss and exchange ideas. Gassèe could be a good advocate for make Amiga people choose beOS (well, better to say Haiku now) as new base Kernel.

You must see on a long distance, if you want Amiga survive at least in a decent way in the 21th century.
« Last Edit: April 04, 2015, 09:09:27 AM by Raffaele »
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