http://www.escom.de/ is back up running.
Gee.. imagine that :P
>One computer-selling-company bought another.
Sorry, but it was new news for me.Quote:>BTW. Old news is no news.
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Here's a wry bit of humour for those who've been with the Amiga long enough to
remember that the "left Amiga" key once had a different logo on it:
Q: How can the Amiga be brought to its knees?
A: Commodore control Amiga.
Note that I've been using the hotkey combination "escape Commodore" for opening
shells since my A500 days, long before all this became relevant... And thanks
to ESCOM we finally did EScape from COMmodore. :-\
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So where is this global warming that politicians have been promising us?
> > Dutch ESCOM has bought the rights to use the name COMMODORE for it's
> > escom computers from it's dead mothercompany.
> > So COMMODORE will be dutch.
POSSIBLY ESCOM CONTINUES UNDER COMMODORE NAME
Computer retailer Escom considers to change its name into Commodore. The
company, which started through in July this year after the bankruptcy of
the mothercompany with the same name in Germany, is doing a market research
campaign on the usability of the name Commodore.
The German company Escom bought Commodore at the time [of C='s own bankruptcy].
The autonomous become ['verzelfstandigde'] Dutch Escom recently bought the
brand rights from the liquidatory assets of Escom AG. 'The pc's [yes,
spelled in lowercase :)] that we are going to build are going to be called
Commodore[s]', according to Escom marketing director J. van Lemmen. 'Slowly,
Escom is going to disappear as brand name for our computers'.
At the moment Escom is officially registered as Halder XX, after one of the
two major shareholders who took a part in the company become autonomous
[that blasted word again: 'verzelfstandigde'] in July. These were the
investment firm Halder and Alpinvest, a 49% daughter of ABN Amro [one of
the largest (if not the largest) banks in The Netherlands]. The management
also took shares in the company starting through [newspaper reporters
should take some language courses ;)].
Escom is negotiating with retailers about the return of the Commodore pc
into the shops. The company already sells self assembled pc's of this brand
in Scandinavia, United Kingdom and Portugal.
Escom counts 36 own stores and an assembly plant in Nieuw Vennep [NL] with
a production capacity of a half a million pc's a year. The company has
about 430 employees against 550 in the old constellation.
EOB [End of Blurb ;)]
Nothing much, except that the classical 'suck it dry, liquidate and returnQuote:> What do we care about Commodore anymore?
I definitely need a boing ball adhesive now to cover the chickenlips, band
aids for visitors who I am forced to smash the face in of after them calling
my Amiga a PC will probably prove less cost effective. <G>
LOL, that's pretty good, haven't heard that one before :)Quote:> Here's a wry bit of humour for those who've been with the Amiga long enough to
> remember that the "left Amiga" key once had a different logo on it:
> Q: How can the Amiga be brought to its knees?
> A: Commodore control Amiga.
Cor, so did I.. Ah, the days of PopCLI III and NewPop 4 :)Quote:> Note that I've been using the hotkey combination "escape Commodore" for opening
> shells since my A500 days, long before all this became relevant...
Yes, their rumoured browser must have Escape-d the attention too :^)Quote:> And thanks to ESCOM we finally did EScape from COMmodore. :-\
BTW, Escape from New York was pretty good, anyone seen Escape from L.A. yet?
I wonder if one of the next sequels will include Chicago, or maybe Seattle?
On further musing, M$ should buy the Amiga, that might bring them to their
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>>One computer-selling-company bought another.
>I'm kind of used to the idea that this takes ages and ages.
>>BTW. Old news is no news.
>Sorry, but it was new news for me.
P.S. So the Commodore name lives on....
This morning through the post with my local newspaper(This is in the East
Midlands), what do I find? A glossy full page brouchure for Escom's PCs. Not
ONCE did I get anything from Commodore like this, Escom have had the Amiga for
ten minutes and I get this. The Amiga is in very safe hands I feel.
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