Author: Mike Knotts

The Amiga "Workbench 1.3 Disk" Icon.

Amiga “Workbench 1.3 Disk” Icon Wallpaper

Prior to Workbench 1.3, in the user interface, system disks would appear as generic, blank-white, silhouettes of a 3.5in floppy. Released in 1988, to go with the new Amiga 500 and 2000 computers, Workbench...

The Atari ST's classic "Busy Bee" icon.

Atari ST “Busy Bee” Icon Wallpaper

Continuing the run of the Atari ST’s clever icons in the TOS operating system, the ‘system busy’ state was represented by the Busy Bee. This downloadable ZIP file contains a 400×400 transparent PNG, and...

Amiga “Preferences” Icon Wallpaper

Workbench 1.0 through 1.2 included a classic and unique icon. “Preferences” featured a wonderful digital silhouette of the Amiga 1000, fronted by a bold orange question mark – simply inviting users to click and explore. This,...

Amiga "Say" icon wallpaper.

Amiga “Say” Icon Wallpaper

The Amiga was one of the first computers to include built-in speech synthesis. Packaged with the Workbench OS was a program called “Say“, which was little more than a simple CLI/Shell’ish box that allowed the user...

The box for Canon's EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM lens.

Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM Lens

For my recent birthday, I received Canon’s EF-S 10-18mm lens as a gift. Over the last few months, I’d been exploring macro and landscape photography with Canon’s EF-S 24mm STM pancake lens, and the...

Workbench 3.0 Startup Screen.

Amiga Workbench 3.0 Startup/Boot screen Wallpaper

Released in 1992 along with the brand new Amiga 1200 and 4000 computers, Workbench 3.0 was an evolution of Workbench 2. It’s major changes included support for Commodore’s new AGA chipset. For the Workbench...