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Old 24 April 2012, 13:10   #1
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"The Future Was Here, The Commodore Amiga" available soon!

Jimmy Maher, author of interactive fiction works and this blog (which I strongly recommend to anyone interested in computing history) has just released a book about the Amiga in the MIT Press Platform Studies Series:

The Future Was Here - The Commodore Amiga

If it's just half as well researched as the stuff at his blog (which I regularly follow for his posts on IF and retro-computing and will eventually be converted into another book) then It's a must-read.

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Old 26 April 2012, 20:36   #2
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It's available now for $17.43 at amazon.com
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Old 30 April 2012, 14:01   #3
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I've had an order with Amazon since January... I hope they manage to dispatch it sooner than June!
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These have started shipping - mine arrived on Saturday. I'm working on a review
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These have started shipping - mine arrived on Saturday. I'm working on a review
Received mine from them last week, great read!
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Received mine from them last week, great read!
Better than "On the Edge: the Spectacular Rise and Fall of Commodore"?
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Better than "On the Edge: the Spectacular Rise and Fall of Commodore"?
More technical and less historical so far.
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Old 17 May 2012, 11:03   #8
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It's a different book for different reasons...
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Just got my copy today - its nice to see Toni getting a mention for his work on WinUAE
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After an expected prolonged wait, I was advised earlier that my copy is now on its way. A few days ago, I discovered a price increase after missing my intended placing of an order but the personal, friendly writing of the excerpts won me over and I wasn't going to miss this one.

Whatever the book manages to cover, it'll be a pleasure to read another outlook on 'our' beloved hardware, its innovation and its days. The premise of the worth of the Amiga being the first multimedia computer and a democratic platform in its inherent ability to bring 'high-end' features and functionality to the masses is a fine one, regardless of the computer at the heart of the discussion.

My thanks and my congratulations go out to Jimmy Maher for getting this book out there.
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More technical and less historical so far.
What do you think of the book so far?
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What do you think of the book so far?
I read it all in 2 days, fascinating.
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this book seems really great !
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