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hardware OS4   hardware OS4 : A History Of The Amiga - Part 3
   posted by Samwel on 23-Aug-2007 0:34:29 (2423 reads)
A History Of The Amiga - Part 3 by Jeremy Reimer

http://arstechnica.com/articles/culture/a-history-of-the-amiga-part-3.ars

See also the previous articles part 1 and part 2.


    

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Great articles. Although a little bit more open minded would be nice.
Everything the Amiga guys did wasn't the best thing since sliced bread.

Jeremy, you have become a real Amiga fanatic.


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Bootiful :')

haha...(it makes me wanna sob) the vision, the dedication, the passion... unlike the current mentality engulfing the Amiga name.

Steve

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This has become a must read since part one.
Thanks Jeremy. Looking foward for more parts. Bring them on!


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Another great installment on the history of the Amiga.
It's great to read about the greatest platform of all.
Keep them installments coming.


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It's interesting, but, Jay Miner's dog making design decisions ? I think that must be what they call a shaggy dog story. Also, I know what a breadboard is, those custom chips are wire wrap unless I'm badly mistaken.

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Mr. Koan wrote:

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It's interesting, but, Jay Miner's dog making design decisions ? I think that must be what they call a shaggy dog story.


True.

When jay Miner was not sure of a circuitry design into a chip, then he asked his dog, Mitchy.

When the dog barked and was quite happy, then Jay kept safe the circuitry in the chip.

If Mitchy was annoyed, or growled and snarled, then Jay re-designed that circuitry from scratch.

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Also, I know what a breadboard is, those custom chips are wire wrap unless I'm badly mistaken.


Yes, these were wire-wrap, a bit more reliable than breadboards, this fact was pointed into the discussion on ars technica site.


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Another good installment.

You forgot the Debbie Harry & Andy Warhol bit though.


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Great articles. I enjoy this very much.


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You forgot the Debbie Harry & Andy Warhol bit though.


Shouldn't that be in the next installment with Commodore and the official launch of A1000?




edit: damn, I hate typos

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looks like Jeremy gave Mitchy a sex change, poor girl.

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great article. hanging on every word. Although. these things are so friggin' short. grrr

Good job Mr Reimer.


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Wasn't Mitchy a male dog?


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Wasn't Mitchy a male dog?


No.

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No.


And what that says about us for knowing this kind of stuff?

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Nice story.

But 90 hours a week? Only paid 40 hours!!!

Since I know what management, presidents and stock holders earn for doing absolutely nothing I would say; not even when hell freezes over.


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And what that says about us for knowing this kind of stuff?


It means we like accuracy in articles written about the amiga? You know the world is trying to rewrite the history of computers and leave the history of amiga out.


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