Tagged: commodore

Hardcover copy of "The Future Was Here: Commodore Amiga", by Jimmy Maher.

“The Future Was Here: Commodore Amiga” Review

Published in 2012 under the Platform Studies series by MIT Press, Jimmy Maher’s “The Future Was Here – Commodore Amiga“1 is, without a doubt, the single most comprehensive study of the Amiga yet published.  The book...

The cover of the first edition of "Amiga World" magazine, circa fall 1985.

The Computer Magazine Archive

The Internet Archive continues to prove that it is one of the most valuable information resources on the planet. As of the time of this post, just over 18,000 editions of classic computer magazines...

Amiga Workbench 2.05 Bootscreen.

Amiga Workbench 2.0 Startup/Boot screen Wallpaper

Released in 1990 to coincide with the launch of the Amiga 3000, Workbench 2 was a familiar, yet different experience for veteran Amiga users. The colorful palette from Workbench 1.x was replaced by a...

Title screen for "Quick Nibble", a copy program for the Commodore Amiga.

Amiga ‘Quick Nibble’ Title Screen

Here is a little-something I had not seen or heard in a very, very long time.  The “Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate’s life for me” title screen for Quick Nibble, the old-school Amiga...

Commodore Amiga - a visual compendium, by Sam Dyer

Amiga Visual Compendium on Kickstarter

Sam Dyer, a graphics designer from Bath, UK, and the force behind Bitmap Books, has created a Kickstarter campaign for a very cool looking book, “Commodore Amiga – a visual Commpendium“. Sam already has a...

Atari 1200XL badging

In Defense of the Atari 1200XL

It is an “Edsel“, an “Avanti“, or something in-between? The Atari 1200XL has always had a sullied reputation with the Atari community as a crippled machine that was too expensive and which nearly killed...

Amiga Boing Ball Demo

The Amiga “Boing Ball” Demo animated GIF

As an old Amiga-geek, this little GIF here makes me smile.  The “Boing Ball” demo was, for its time, an amazing thing, as is the lore behind it.  Consensus seems to be that RJ...

Amiga emulator for Chrome

Online Amiga Emulator for Chrome

Google engineer Christian Stefansen has released an online Amiga emulator! Although it only works with the desktop Chrome browser, not mobile. But, here’s hoping for mobile support, as it does raise some interesting possibilities for...