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blakespot 
Looking Back on 35 Years as an Amiga User
Posted on 28-Oct-2020 21:32:23
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Blog post, for anyone interested.

"Thirty five years ago I became an Amiga user. One of the first, actually. This is a meandering and reminiscent post of sorts, written to mark the Amiga’s 35th anniversary and the 35 years I have known and loved the system..."

https://bytecellar.com/2020/10/27/looking-back-on-35-years-as-an-amiga-user/



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BigD 
Re: Looking Back on 35 Years as an Amiga User
Posted on 28-Oct-2020 23:23:27
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@blakespot

Great blog. Thanks for the link.

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bison 
Re: Looking Back on 35 Years as an Amiga User
Posted on 29-Oct-2020 20:51:13
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@blakespot

Great story!

A friend of mine bought an A1000 in Nov. 1985, and it was my first exposure to Amiga. Sadly, that system is no longer with us -- years later it wouldn't boot, so he threw it in the dumpster. Maybe it just needed to be recapped.

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Skateman 
Re: Looking Back on 35 Years as an Amiga User
Posted on 29-Oct-2020 21:12:00
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@blakespot

That was a nice read! Thanks so much.

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klx300r 
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Posted on 29-Oct-2020 22:08:55
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@blakespot

ah the memories..thanks for posting! I also can never forget seeing the Amiga 1000 in a local computer store called Comspec in my city just a 10 minute bike ride from my house in 85

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@klx300r

Seeing an A1200 in an independent computer store running Walker by Psygnosis was my ‘must have’ moment! No Atari ST could handle that arcade fluidity and digitised sound!

I guess the introduction of the A1000 was like that x 100 compared to green screen IBM PC and monochromatic Macs.

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