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Offline apsteinmetz

Gary Chip Die in a museum
« on: April 27, 2018, 02:56:53 AM »
I had a chance to tour a private library in CT called the "Walker Library of Human Imagination."  It is a wealthy person's cabinet of curiosities.  All the content has been sourced by Jay Walker, the founder of priceline.com.  Imagine my surprise when I saw this:

Gary Chip Die
-- Art
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Offline Bradsco

Re: Gary Chip Die in a museum
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2018, 03:37:38 AM »
Very interesting. Discoveries like that always feel good, and prove that the Amiga can still move people.
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Offline LoadWB

Re: Gary Chip Die in a museum
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2018, 03:47:29 AM »
Neat!
 

Offline giZmo350

Re: Gary Chip Die in a museum
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2018, 04:11:15 AM »
Prolific! I was over to one of my buds' (whom always laughs when I bring up Amiga computers) tonight sluggin a few this evening and told him that Amiga computers would still be 'en vogue 50 years from now! He chuckled.... :)
« Last Edit: April 27, 2018, 04:13:20 AM by gizmo350 »
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Offline LoadWB

Re: Gary Chip Die in a museum
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2018, 04:15:34 AM »
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Prolific! I was over to one of my buds' (whom always laughs when I bring up Amiga computers) tonight sluggin a few this evening and told him that Amiga computers would still be 'en vogue 50 years from now! He chuckled.... :)


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Offline johnklos

Re: Gary Chip Die in a museum
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2018, 05:24:04 AM »
The IDE port, in OCS on an Amiga 1000? Oh, dear!
 

Offline midway

Re: Gary Chip Die in a museum
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2018, 07:20:14 AM »
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The IDE port, in OCS on an Amiga 1000? Oh, dear!


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Offline Oldsmobile_Mike

Re: Gary Chip Die in a museum
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2018, 08:02:33 AM »
Yeah, they were going for pretty big bucks over on ebay a few years ago. The artist (I assume that's what you would call the person who made them) seemed to pick a few of the more random Amiga chips. I think there was one for one of the earlier model Agnus's (Agnii?), as well. Probably just went with what they could find. I remember seeing them for chips for other computers (besides Amiga) as well.

Still pretty neat, all things considered. :)
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Re: Gary Chip Die in a museum
« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2018, 08:34:18 AM »
The description in the display is so wrong it's a shame :(

You can even see from the die photo that Gary was a very simple chip, just there to save motherboard space!

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Re: Gary Chip Die in a museum
« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2018, 01:51:45 PM »
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The description in the display is so wrong it's a shame :(

You can even see from the die photo that Gary was a very simple chip, just there to save motherboard space!


Yes, but thankfully they chose this approach otherwise the motherboard would have been the size of a school bus.
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Offline LoadWB

Re: Gary Chip Die in a museum
« Reply #10 on: April 28, 2018, 06:27:52 PM »
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The description in the display is so wrong it's a shame :(


Well, the die was neat then you made me strain to look at the description.  Oi vey.

Displays like this are why I do not watch TV shows which include old technology.  Just the simplest and shortest amount of research would produce much better realism and authenticity.  Seriously, watching some shows or movies with me must be like watching stuff about war or guns with my dad.

Makes me want to whore myself out as a technical advisor.
 

Offline arttu80

Re: Gary Chip Die in a museum
« Reply #11 on: April 28, 2018, 08:53:59 PM »
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Yes, but thankfully they chose this approach otherwise the motherboard would have been the size of a school bus.


Well, actually Gary was very absent in A1000 and early A2000 models, so I prefer not to think of them as these were "size of school bus". Anyway, Agnus is misspelled there "Angus" which is fine, but by the way the statement that Commodore created Amiga, well these people, they .. well sad story there everyone knows.