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News   News : Has Amiga Inc changed CEO?
   posted by DaveyD on 27-Apr-2003 11:58:47 (29199 reads)
Given the rumours, we asked fleecy the following...

"Has Amiga Inc changed CEO?"

Fleecy: As of this moment Bill McEwen is the CEO of Amiga and if a new CEO was to be brought in, it would be because of Amiga expanding as a company and Bill needing to concentrate on being Chairman and President - currently he is CEO as well and three top jobs in a company that is attracting the attention we are is at least one job too many.


Any CEO to be brought in would be as part of the team and would be totally in sync with the current strategic direction of the company.

If someone is posting information to the contrary then it can only be for ulterior motives.
    

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Anonymous 
Re: Has Amiga Inc changed CEO?
Posted on 27-Apr-2003 12:12:16
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Two options:

1) If it comes from Moss, it must be true and Billy-boy is still in charges.
2) If not, then .. well.. Moss lost his credibility by answering this question, and it's time to stop asking anything from him. '

.. continued in next episode of.. the amazing adventures of Amiga Inc.

 
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fleecy 
Re: Has Amiga Inc changed CEO?
Posted on 27-Apr-2003 12:29:42
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Hey there

option 1 works for me.

I hope people will consider the source here and the pitiful sentence "Honestly, we thought it was "old news". "Old news" requires something to have been "new news" and since Amiga has not posted any such news, this is mischief at best and a blatant attempt to cause as much trouble as possible at worst.

fleecy moss
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Mikey_C 
Re: Has Amiga Inc changed CEO?
Posted on 27-Apr-2003 12:32:40
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Quote:

HooliganDCS Wrote:

1) If it comes from Moss, it must be true and Billy-boy is still in charges.
2) If not, then .. well.. Moss lost his credibility by answering this question, and it's time to stop asking anything from him. '


You forgot the third option:

3: Someone not from the Amiga camp is telling Fibs

Ever considered that one? or perhaps, the MorphOS Crowd have also become blind worshippers?

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Kay 
Re: Has Amiga Inc changed CEO?
Posted on 27-Apr-2003 12:33:58
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My estimate of the probability that Amiga Inc has a new CEO after reading this and HMetal's last comment: 0,001 (approx.)

I guess there is a possibility that they *will get* a new CEO at some point, though.

Hmm, I wonder if Buck's apologetics will have their faith shaken by all of this (once it is finally confirmed on the AInc website)? My guess is that they won't. And yet they will continue to accuse people like me of being blind/blond/delusional.

Kay

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HMetal 
Re: Has Amiga Inc changed CEO?
Posted on 27-Apr-2003 12:34:16
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I can vouch for Fleecy's position and that option 1 is the choice of the day.

As a matter of fact, I talked to Bill just 3 days ago and it was he that gave me direction on company matters..

So, if Bill McEwen is not the CEO anymore, somebody better tell him so, as he's not aware of such.

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herewegoagain 
Re: Has Amiga Inc changed CEO?
Posted on 27-Apr-2003 12:34:32
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Right... And if Fleecy is correct in his statements, then the comments from Mr Buck statement:

"We could not allow him to continue to do this and took action. It worked. He is gone. "

certainly will cause him to loose alot of credibility. Of course, for some, he had none left to begin with.

{update} You guys have fast fingers.... There were no posts when I replied to Hooligan.

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The_Editor 
Re: Has Amiga Inc changed CEO?
Posted on 27-Apr-2003 12:35:39
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Hey, I'm enjoying this Sunday !!

Anyone for round II ?

M$ Buy Genesi

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fleecy 
Re: Has Amiga Inc changed CEO?
Posted on 27-Apr-2003 12:38:44
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Hey there

I'd say there is a high probability that we will appoint a new CEO at some point. As I said, Bill is doing three jobs and no one, no matter how committed can do that for long. However such a person would be selected by us to bring new skills and dimensions to our existing strategy.

cheers

fleecy moss
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herewegoagain 
Re: Has Amiga Inc changed CEO?
Posted on 27-Apr-2003 12:49:58
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Well that makes sense Fleecy. But we've all seen Mr Buck try and spin and twist true events into something else other than what they are many times before. I would guess that this is no exception.

His post on Ann makes it sound as if the lawsuit had an outcome that forced Bill McEwen out of the company, and it was a victory for them (Genesi). And he continues on that they will get the rights to Classic AmigaOS and they _will_ work with OS4 one way or the other.

People... this is all typical BMH (Buck Marketing Hype). You should recognize it by now. Remember the story of the guy who cried "wolf!" too many times?

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SlimJim 
Re: Has Amiga Inc changed CEO?
Posted on 27-Apr-2003 12:52:44
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@fleecy

So who is this new "Gary Hare" guy, reported by Buck to be
the new CEO? An imposter? I refuse to think Bill Buck made
this up intentionally - he has nothing so gain since it's to easy
to refute by AInc. He must have misunderstood something
somewhere.
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MikeB 
Re: Has Amiga Inc changed CEO?
Posted on 27-Apr-2003 13:01:51
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@ SlimJim

If you have read some of Buck's follow-up postings it's not hard to see what he was trying to do. "the new Amiga Inc.", "Honestly, we thought this was "old" news", "We have offered across the board assistance!", etc, etc, LOL.

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Kay 
Re: Has Amiga Inc changed CEO?
Posted on 27-Apr-2003 13:02:46
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@SlimJim:

> He must have misunderstood something somewhere.

And yet, he did not hesitate to state it as an obvious fact, claiming that he thought it was old news, and got this claim backed up by greenboy. I personally think Buck WOULD do such a thing as lying openly. Even if it is an obvious lie easily refuted by AInc, Buck's followers have shown an amazing resilience to any indication that he is a dishonest man. Their faith will probably not be shaken, and Buck has succeeded in creating some turmoil in the community. FUD campain successful.

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moood 
Re: Has Amiga Inc changed CEO?
Posted on 27-Apr-2003 13:10:05
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And the story continues...

Bill Buck made a new post at ann here.

To me it seems that Bill Buck is out of his little mind. But that's just me.

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gemini 
Re: Has Amiga Inc changed CEO?
Posted on 27-Apr-2003 13:10:13
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The one thing I do like is that Fleecy hasn't resorted to name calling etc, but maintained a professional objective view of these events.

Well done!

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herewegoagain 
Re: Has Amiga Inc changed CEO?
Posted on 27-Apr-2003 13:12:39
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@Mike and Kay

Right on both accounts.... Mr Buck even goes so far as to claim they will be offering financial backing to Amiga now? Did I actually read that right?

I just have to say, that if Bill Buck becomes involved with Amiga in the way he makes it sound, I for one will be dumping all interest in said product.

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RedMelons 
Re: Has Amiga Inc changed CEO?
Posted on 27-Apr-2003 13:22:42
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@fleecy:

"I'd say there is a high probability that we will appoint a new CEO at some point."

Not before the $50 coupons and t-shirts have been honoured I hope.
I think AInc would be hard pressed to justify the salary of a new CEO before existing committments have been satisfied.

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fleecy 
Re: Has Amiga Inc changed CEO?
Posted on 27-Apr-2003 13:30:04
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Hey there

all I am saying is that contrary to the rumours, Bill McEwen is still the CEO of Amiga Inc and if there was a new CEO then don't you think that new CEO would have used his new powers to announce that fact?

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Anonymous 
Re: Has Amiga Inc changed CEO?
Posted on 27-Apr-2003 13:31:50
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This last one and a half year has been a complete nightmare amigawise. I don't find this funny anymore.

Fact is: AmigaInc's performance has been so weak that rumours like this can exist.

Bbrv is ripping your company apart, at least with his words. And the sad thing is, there is nothing here that does convince me not to belief him.

Why are you so weak?

Hyperion, please release OS4 asap. It may be the only light left in this awful situation.

And quite frankly, i don't think bbrv would risk himself so far if nothing about it is true.

 
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SlimJim 
Re: Has Amiga Inc changed CEO?
Posted on 27-Apr-2003 13:33:33
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Quote:

Hey there

all I am saying is that contrary to the rumours, Bill McEwen is still the CEO of Amiga Inc and if there was a new CEO then don't you think that new CEO would have used his new powers to announce that fact?


Ever the diplomat

So who's Gary Hare?
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alx 
Re: Has Amiga Inc changed CEO?
Posted on 27-Apr-2003 13:38:40
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How strange - Bill Buck must have known that he'd loose all credibility if he was wrong.

Unless....

Maybe Bill Buck thought that everyone else would think he wouldn't lie as everone in the community would think that he would loose credibility if he did, and consequently would imagine he wouldn't...

Anyway, nice to have that one cleared up. It's amazing how a few people suddenly thought that this meant:

1) A inc had gone bust
2) So OS4/A1 wouldn't go ahead

What did they think would happen? That all the A1 boards and the Friedens would disappear in a puff of smoke?

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