> >> The way I see it....The New Amiga is in no means going to be a
> >> Revolution. I just don't see it being able to gain enough ground.
> >Well, back in 1985, was the A1000, later A500+A2000 being recognized as
> >a 'Revolution'? Or just as a 'games machine'? Help me to remember.
> There was something of a big deal made about it just before it first came
> out. BYTE featured the A1000 on its cover and really raved about the
> revolution that it should bring. I think Warhol and Blondie might have been
> at some big premier party for it. However, once it was released and did
> turn out to be better than everything else the big ones got scared and
> helped, along with a tremendous amount of help from CBM, to try to make it
More paranoia. Why do a damned thing to kill the Amiga when it was owned
Quote:> >And did it get support from big players at all (besides ABasic made by
> >that nowadays WIN (not Me!) Corp? M$, you know ;-)?
Commodore helped*that up as well. MS wasn't exactly making a
fortune from it anyways and dealing with CBM would drive anyone away. It
was a port of the same BASIC the Mac was using. I frequently ran
programs for the Mac with just a little graphics tweaking.
Just a side note: A friend of mine owned the rights to the name Mac
BASIC and was always hoping Apple would*up and use the term. His
name came from before there was such a computer as the Macintosh.
Quote:> Borland and a few other companies had taken out a few ads making a big
> deal about it but they, or Borland at least, dropped out just before the
> A1000 release.
After the release. I never did get a convincing explanation of why Phil
Kahn abandoned the Amiga early on. I was drooling over the idea of Turbo
Pascal. That really HURT I think because Turbo Pascal did a lot for the
PC when it came to user programming for the PC. <whimper>
Quote:> Not that the MAC didn't get a bigger deal made over it upon its release
It didn't hurt that the Mac came out a year earlier in '84. There was
still room for competition with IBM which was the main player in those
days. The Amiga came in on the tail end of that period and was
submarined by CBM. If CBM had any sense the Amiga would be still around
and still considered a good alternative to Wintel and the Mac.
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