Nostalgic note [Was: Re: Amiga 500, 2000 serial ports: The same?]

From: Charles P. Hobbs <>
Date: Mon Dec 6 18:31:11 1999

On 6 Dec 1999, Rodrigo Ventura wrote:

> I can't help commenting on this: I was a big Amiga computers
> fan, I used them for a long time, they felt like an interersing
> alternative to the PC/DOS/Windows hegemony. I believed they had a
> superior technological background. But as the years went by, I had to
> recognize that it was no longer a fact, and that the PC/Linux
> combination advanced at a much higher rate, than the Amiga, that
> basically remained still, both in hardware and software terms.

I first heard about the Amiga in 1984 (it was called "Lorraine" back then
and not quite ready). I eventually got an A1000 in 1987, and used it until
1993. At that time, I thought about getting an A3000 w/Emplant (so I could
run Mac DTP programs), but decided on a Mac LC III instead. . .

Back in 1986 or so, the only other choices were black and white Macs,
expensive color Macs, or PC's that were still mostly CGA graphics (yuck!)
But the Amiga seemed to have a lot going for it, even if it was considered
somewhat of a backwater (compared to Mac and PC). Windows wasn't even an
issue until 1992, or whenever 3.1 came out.
Received on Mon Dec 06 1999 - 18:31:11 GMT

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