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The Amiga Turns 25

July 24th, 2010 07:22 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

retsamxaw reminds us that yesterday was the 25th anniversary of the Amiga. “[The Amiga] debuted to rave reviews and great expectations — heck, InfoWorld said it might be the ‘third milestone’ in personal computing after the Apple II and the IBM PC. … Commodore was a famously parsimonious outfit, but it splurged on the Amiga’s introduction. The highlight of that Lincoln Center product launch was a demo in which pop art legend Andy Warhol used an Amiga to ‘paint’ Blondie’s Debbie Harry. The exercise didn’t prove much of anything other than that Warhol was able to use the paint program’s fill command, but it was heady stuff… Other platforms and tech products would inspire similarly fanatical followings — most notably OS/2 and Linux… But Amiga nuts of the 1980s and early 1990s… remain the ultimate fanboys, even though it hadn’t yet occurred to anyone to hurl that word at computer users.”

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