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Miscellaneous News   Miscellaneous News : A history of the Amiga, part 5
   posted by Insanity on 10-Dec-2007 6:52:27 (3561 reads)
Is upon us. This, Jeremy Reimer's latest piece is titled 'Postlaunch Blues'

Find it here.

Here you can find the previous parts: 1, 2 3 and 4.
Their topics are: 'Genesis', 'The Birth of Amiga', 'First prototype' and 'Enter Commodore' Respectively.


Jeremy has also hinted or joked about turning this into a book.
    

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Re: A history of the Amiga, part 5
Posted on 10-Dec-2007 17:01:53
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Reading Jeremys excellent articles makes me wanna scream.


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Another great article by Jeremy and yes he should turn
this into a book.


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Vampires!


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Re: A history of the Amiga, part 5
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Yep, Commodore's Anti-Marketing department mucking it up again ....

If they had any sense, they should have spend what they could on advertising, which would have generated more sales, get more money, spend more money on advertising and production and so on.


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Re: A history of the Amiga, part 5
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Nice job Jeremy.


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The factual bits are nice even though the prose does become purple towards the end. Although, given that most Amiga fans can't discuss the platform in terms of IT but emotion, I reckon that's not too surprising...


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I'm impressed with the quality of information he has been able to gather. A very good job, I'd say.

Saluditos,

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Thanks Jeremy - another good read.

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Excellent series of articles!

I took a whole hour to read it up to the end!

I thought I knew everything about the Amiga, after all these years, and I was wrong : I learnt lots of new facts reading it!

Thanks a lot Jeremy! Your articles are really well documented and well written!

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To be honest there is nothing new in these articles that isn't in "On the edge" by Brian Bagnall. So if you are finding these Ars Technica articles interesting then I highly recommend buying "On the edge"! It is a fantastic read... especially for any Amiga / Commodore fan.

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Yes, I would definitely recommend buying the book "On the Edge" by Brian Bagnall. His book has been an excellent resource so far.

However I plan to take the Amiga story all the way up to the present day, whereas Brian's book only goes up to the Commodore bankruptcy in 1994.

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Thank you for the articles Jeremy. Very well written. I never knew that things were like the way they were back in those days. Seemed like a true battlefield in that time.

Once again, thank you for the articles.


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That would be great. Let us know how you get on. Thanks

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