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AmigaBlitter 
Nostalgia
Posted on 1-Nov-2020 10:51:59
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I often find myself having a strong Amiga nostalgia.
I'm the only one who wants to get his Amiga back in business, maybe with a solid
company behind that offers a really interesting hardware and software package?
I would like to have a Commodore, Amiga, or Commodore-Amiga company back in business with all the parties joined together, with interesting projects to show.
I just saw the Bill Herd - Dave Haine youtube video, it would be nice to have these talents again
working together.
It would be nice to see all the lawsuits come to an end and everyone working together...
It would be nice to see Amiga advertised again here and there, now online, new Amiga, new products ...

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Re: Nostalgia
Posted on 1-Nov-2020 11:50:10
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how many thread i opened about this argument? Can't remember..


So this is your latest sequel to "time to join the forces" VII? heh.

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Re: Nostalgia
Posted on 1-Nov-2020 12:25:48
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Let's face it, it is never going to happen.

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AmigaBlitter 
Re: Nostalgia
Posted on 1-Nov-2020 13:40:33
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@number6

"So this is your latest sequel to "time to join the forces" VII? heh."

Lol



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You know, i'm really getting tired of this.


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OlafS25 
Re: Nostalgia
Posted on 1-Nov-2020 20:44:07
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do not forget world peace

that is as propable as "joining forces"

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matthey 
Re: Nostalgia
Posted on 1-Nov-2020 21:02:39
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What is dead may never die. Hope springs eternal.

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DiscreetFX 
Re: Nostalgia
Posted on 1-Nov-2020 22:20:57
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Amiga and Amiga like solutions are great retro hobby systems and can thrive in that type of environment. They don’t have to beat Windows & Mac to survive.

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Quote:

AmigaBlitter wrote:
I often find myself having a strong Amiga nostalgia.

I just saw the Bill Herd - Dave Haine youtube video, it would be nice to have these talents again
working together.

It would be nice to see all the lawsuits come to an end and everyone working together...



I often find myself having a strong 1980s nostalgia.

I just saw a Ronald Reagan and a Mikhail Gorbachev videos, it would be nice to have these talents again
working one against the other...

It would be nice to see all the "woke" and politically correct shit come to an end and everyone trashing each other...

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bison 
Re: Nostalgia
Posted on 3-Nov-2020 3:56:32
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Music too. I've been listening to Leonid & Friends on Youtube and wondering, Why can't we have new music like this? We seem to be regressing back in time.

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agami 
Re: Nostalgia
Posted on 3-Nov-2020 5:21:19
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I know what you mean, and you are not the only one.
For me, it's not so much a nostalgia for the heady days of personal computing of the '80s and early '90s, it's a nostalgia for an ecosystem of possibilities.

The landscape of computing today has become so uninspiring. Windows 10, macOS, a ship load of Linux distros, none of them are exciting anyone. And don't get me started on hardware. Apart from a few blips here and there with RISC V, and the rise of FPGA, it's become so generic and evolutional.

I too long for someone to come out of left field and challenge the current status quo. With hardware, software, or both. Not to take over from Microsoft and Apple, but to shake things up. Get a new generation of people inspired to solve the big problems and change the world. To write a new chapter in human history.

Amiga had a good run at challenging the status quo. Who will challenge the current establishment? Hate to burst your bubble, but it definitely will not be what's left of the Amiga.
I look forward to a revolution in computing almost as much as I'd like to see a human walk on Mars.

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Posted on 3-Nov-2020 10:01:31
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+100

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The landscape of computing today has become so uninspiring. Windows 10, macOS, a ship load of Linux distros, none of them are exciting anyone. And don't get me started on hardware. Apart from a few blips here and there with RISC V, and the rise of FPGA, it's become so generic and evolutional.


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too long for someone to come out of left field and challenge the current status quo. With hardware, software, or both. Not to take over from Microsoft and Apple, but to shake things up.


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Turrican3 
Re: Nostalgia
Posted on 3-Nov-2020 10:57:51
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I know what you mean, and you are not the only one. For me, it's not so much a nostalgia for the heady days of personal computing of the '80s and early '90s, it's a nostalgia for an ecosystem of possibilities. The landscape of computing today has become so uninspiring. Windows 10, macOS, a ship load of Linux distros, none of them are exciting anyone. And don't get me started on hardware. Apart from a few blips here and there with RISC V, and the rise of FPGA, it's become so generic and evolutional. I too long for someone to come out of left field and challenge the current status quo. With hardware, software, or both. Not to take over from Microsoft and Apple, but to shake things up. Get a new generation of people inspired to solve the big problems and change the world. To write a new chapter in human history. Amiga had a good run at challenging the status quo. Who will challenge the current establishment? Hate to burst your bubble, but it definitely will not be what's left of the Amiga. I look forward to a revolution in computing almost as much as I'd like to see a human walk on Mars.

This, basically.

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amigang 
Re: Nostalgia
Posted on 3-Nov-2020 16:38:12
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I wish Amiga came back into the market, people say it wont happen its too late, I always think are thinking way too big! Main stream where unlikely to ever get back to that, (u could argue Amiga was never main stream anyway) but to capture a little market say as big as Raspberry pi is, I say that is possible or at the very least double the size of the current Amiga community, with the right plan/leadership and market targeted I see it would be possible.

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Rose 
Re: Nostalgia
Posted on 3-Nov-2020 20:00:20
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capture a little market say as big as Raspberry pi


That's really realistic goal considering that Pi had sold only 4-5 times more than Amiga last december... And last 6 months of that sales were ~5 million... Before Pi 4 launch.

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AmigaBlitter 
Re: Nostalgia
Posted on 13-Nov-2020 12:43:58
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@amigang

I agree!

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Posted on 14-Nov-2020 0:27:32
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I wish Amiga came back into the market, people say it wont happen its too late, I always think are thinking way too big! Main stream where unlikely to ever get back to that, (u could argue Amiga was never main stream anyway) but to capture a little market say as big as Raspberry pi is, I say that is possible or at the very least double the size of the current Amiga community, with the right plan/leadership and market targeted I see it would be possible.


I doubt that the current Amiga market, even when doubled, would be close to 1/10th of the current Raspberry Pi market (Amiga doubled probably = 4,000 to 5,000, compared to well over 30 million Raspberry Pi's sold). But, like you, I do wish the size of the Amiga user base would grow in the future. Unfortunately, most of the money and much of the development efforts today are focused in directions that IMO, are not bringing new users to the Amiga, and are doing a very poor job at bringing former Amiga users back to become active users again. Perhaps the Vampire boards are bringing a few hundred former users back, but to really spur more development in both hardware and software, we need several thousand new users brought into our tiny market, to make development profitable.

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BigD 
Re: Nostalgia
Posted on 14-Nov-2020 0:39:47
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amigang wrote:
Perhaps the Vampire boards are bringing a few hundred former users back, but to really spur more development in both hardware and software, we need several thousand new users brought into our tiny market, to make development profitable.


We'll get Octamed and updates to Personal Paint, Image FX and Hollywood. In addition, MetroSiege will be a great game! We are blessed. Encourage the next generation to draw, code and play with the Amiga and who knows where it will go. If ex-Amigans don't remember what made it special then forget them and focus on our children instead! My friend has an A1200 and I've encouraged him to get a Vampire or to let me help him upgrade/recap it or to help him to sell his stuff but it's a lost cause IMHO. Those casual ex-A500/A1200 gamers have families now and they just want to buy their kids iPads to shut them up rather than educate them in fun and creative computer stuff Our kids are this community's future!

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Posted on 14-Nov-2020 6:23:55
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@AmigaBlitter Quote:

AmigaBlitter wrote:
I often find myself having a strong Amiga nostalgia.
I'm the only one who wants to get his Amiga back in business, maybe with a solid
company behind that offers a really interesting hardware and software package?
I would like to have a Commodore, Amiga, or Commodore-Amiga company back in business with all the parties joined together, with interesting projects to show.
I just saw the Bill Herd - Dave Haine youtube video, it would be nice to have these talents again
working together.
It would be nice to see all the lawsuits come to an end and everyone working together...
It would be nice to see Amiga advertised again here and there, now online, new Amiga, new products ...

Again? The Amiga market is DEAD! You just have to accept it and rest in peace.

If you have nostalgia of the good, old, times, then power-on your Amiga or run WinUAE, and be happy: this is the only sane way of enjoying what you like.

Amiga is just another retro-platform (from very long time), and that's how you should use it.

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BigD 
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Posted on 14-Nov-2020 11:58:01
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Amiga is just another retro-platform (from very long time), and that's how you should use it.


Yes, it's dead as far as the mainstream is concerned but it also has some limited development and productivity software updates. Nice!

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@BigD well, the same happens to other retroplatforms, and even more/better sometimes: take a look at the C64, for example, where superb quality games are still released (even in cartridge format).

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