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Miscellaneous News   Miscellaneous News : Amiga history article by Jeremy Reimer, at ars technica
   posted by Insanity on 13-Aug-2007 7:29:04 (3323 reads)
The second installment of Mr Reimer's Amiga history lesson is now available here.

For those that missed installment one, it can be found here.
    

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stevieu 
Re: Amiga history article by Jeremy Reimer, at ars technica
Posted on 13-Aug-2007 11:16:22
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Ahh, I'm loving these.

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RedMelons 
Re: Amiga history article by Jeremy Reimer, at ars technica
Posted on 13-Aug-2007 12:37:51
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In high technology, even more so than in other industries, speed is always important, and there is never enough time. Things change so quickly that this year's hot new design looks stale and dated next year. The only way to overcome this problem is to apply massive amounts of concentrated brainpower and come up with a very clever design, then rush as quickly as possible to get the design through the initial prototype and into an actual product.

Amiga Inc, Eyetech and Hyperion didn't seem to learn that lesson .

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Nobody knew what Amiga, Inc. was up to, and the company's founders liked it that way.

Plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose.

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RedMelons 
Re: Amiga history article by Jeremy Reimer, at ars technica
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A person would pitch an idea, and if other engineers felt they were stupid or unnecessary, they would hit the person over the head with a bat.


I've forwarded this to my Chief Engineer. I think it's something we could learn from an help to carry on the Amiga spirit :D

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ruben 
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A person would pitch an idea, and if other engineers felt they were stupid or unnecessary, they would hit the person over the head with a bat.


Actually I think this is a silly thing to do as it discourages brain storming. The only bad idea is the one that is left untold.

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Actually I think this is a silly thing to do as it discourages brain storming. The only bad idea is the one that is left untold.


Concur. "bad ideas" are often the seeds or at least jumping off points for good ideas, and humiliating people in to toeing the party line constanty equals choking off creativity.

I vastly prefer people brainstorming, even the most hairbrained ideas, if it will generate a good one.

Early amiga computer company -1.


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Re: Amiga history article by Jeremy Reimer, at ars technica
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@ruben,

It was all done in good fun, these weren't baseball bats or something like that but foam bats. Remember these guys went to work with pink bunny shoes or Hippie clothing.. (IIRC)


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Posted on 13-Aug-2007 23:01:55
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Brilliant


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debrun 
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Its well written! Thanks and good job!!


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Me too! Wonderful reading. Maybe he should not post the rest of it and just turn it into a book. - Lars


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Me too! Wonderful reading. Maybe he should not post the rest of it and just turn it into a book. - Lars


I'm planning on posting the rest of it and turning it into a book :)

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