Quote:>: I can't wait to see who buys the Amiga. This is going to be fun!
>Hahaha No one is going to but the Amiga,
>The Chipset maybe but not the Amiga,
>time to be realists folks,
While I don't normally join in such fun discussions, I'd have to agree.
Who would be likely to buy the Amiga and/or it's chipset? Lot's of
(IMO) stupid names have been put forth, with only two really likely
NewTek. Well they must be using the Amiga for something in those Toasters
right? Assuming they are for the moment (I'm not technically up on the
Toaster admittedly), then what they need is the custom chippery. They
*don't* need an Amiga style box with keyboard etc. Heck, they'd probably
be better off without the hassle of needing the Amiga as such. After all,
they could then produce "real" Mac Toasters. Regardless, if NewTek bought
the rights to the chipset then the Amiga as we know it ceases to exist. It
becomes solely a Toaster beast.
HP. Much the same really. HP don't want a "computer". They want a set-top
toy. They may well like to have the Amiga chipset in their set-top device,
but it isn't going to be an Amiga.
Either way, the Amiga dies. The chipset *may* live on. But if you want
a Toaster or a set-top beast then you'll probably need a real computer too.
And the Amiga won't be it.
Don't get me wrong. I like my Amiga. I'll hang on to it for a few months yet.
But the Amiga is *dead*. C= is *dead*. The s'ware will dry up - not
immediately, sure. But not in the far distant future either. You want to
be using the Amiga in the state the C64 is now? Fine. I think it's time
to start looking at alternatives.
If any of you have a *realistic* theory on how the Amiga is going to survive
then I'd be interested to hear it - as would we all I think. But "heads in
the sand" is what got C= into this - it ain't going to get the Amiga out.
(Who still owns his Amiga, and intends to hang on while the s'ware holds out.