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Old 05 March 2017, 19:13   #1
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Smile New book "Commodore: The Inside Story" by David Pleasance

David (Forner CEO of Commodore UK)

Has announced that he is writing a warts and all story of Commodore. His view and perspective will be very interesting as he is the first person to write about Commodore from inside the company.

The book will be on kickstarter in a couple of weeks or so , so please back it and
lets hear what really happened to our beloved and tragic company.

thank you all.

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Old 05 March 2017, 19:42   #2
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Ye, this will be interesting. He sure has a few interesting things to tell..

But its weird how he doesn't touch the beer for 1 hour ;-)
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Old 05 March 2017, 20:17   #3
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Could be interesting. The Retro Hour did a nice interview with David a while back.

http://www.theretrohour.com/the-retr...vid-pleasance/
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Old 05 March 2017, 22:12   #4
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David (Forner CEO of Commodore UK)

Has announced that he is writing a warts and all story of Commodore. His view and perspective will be very interesting as he is the first person to write about Commodore from inside the company.
What about Petro?
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Old 05 March 2017, 23:45   #5
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An interesting, slightly off-topic fact: I work for a big international company. Two weeks ago we had a summit in Brussels and there was a motivational speaker on the stage. He was talking crap of course, but in one moment he encouraged us "to be as good as possible to prevent fail in the future". And look what powerpoint slide was displayed behind him...



So even after two decades C= is not forgotten.
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Old 06 March 2017, 01:27   #6
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What about Petro?
Good point. I'd like to hear his version of events about buying the Amiga brand and reselling it, in comparison to David's.
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What about Petro?
I think perhaps the sheer scale of Commodore UK's operations when compared to Escom's performance should answer that question.
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Old 06 March 2017, 10:24   #8
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I take it you haven't read Petro's book then.
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Old 06 March 2017, 11:02   #9
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Nice to know. I met him and Petro at the Gamescon in Cologne last year for a small talk.
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Old 06 March 2017, 20:34   #10
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What about Petro?


Petro wrote a book. He makes it sound he saved Amiga by selling it to Escom in that book and every presentation he gives. As far as I heard, many people who were in Commodore at that time but are less vocal, don't really agree to his version.

I don't know who is right, but Petro is more than enough heard from
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Old 06 March 2017, 21:29   #11
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I didn't ever say that Petro's version is the final version, I simply questioned the statement that David Pleasance's is the first book written from inside Commodore's top echelons.
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Old 07 March 2017, 00:00   #12
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I've had the chance of meeting David Pleasance during Irish Amiga Meetup in January this year. He announced that he is going to write a book there. I spoke to him and he was very nice and talkative. I can assure you all, he's a great story teller and he's got some great and interesting stories to be told regarding Commodore. I really look forward to reading that book.
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I'd be interested in hearing what Irving Gould and Medhi Ali thought they were doing...

They seem to be mysterious figures who exist only in two small photographs (that every doco uses), screwed up everything, and never again talked about it.
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I'd be interested in hearing what Irving Gould and Medhi Ali thought they were doing...

They seem to be mysterious figures who exist only in two small photographs (that every doco uses), screwed up everything, and never again talked about it.
For Irving Gould you would need a medium. Died 2004.

For Mehdi Jnr this site claims contact details, but I don't trust it.

http://www.zoominfo.com/p/Mehdi-Ali/301183335
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I have had the pleasure of working closely with David over the past several months / almost a year and he is a really intelligent and fun person. Some of the stories he has told me are pretty remarkable. I can't wait for the book because I know I have only heard a handful of them. He did tell me that Medhi lives in the same town that I do, so I will have to hunt him down! I haven't read Petro's but would like to. For some reason I was thinking that it wasn't in English, but obviously I am wrong.
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Looking forward to this book :-)
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Backed. We were lucky to have David come to our Amiga Ireland events, in person this year and on conference call the previous year. As Sir_Lucas said above, he's a great story teller and better positioned than anyone to write a book like this. I'm looking forward to reading the story with the missing parts included this time
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Old 12 March 2017, 01:43   #18
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I've backed this one - another promising Commodore/Amiga book in the works. Hopefully this one won't drag its heels like 'Commodore: The Amiga Years' is currently doing.

Here is a direct link to the project: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...e-inside-story

I have to say I'm a bit annoyed that the 30 tier isn't for a signed copy of the book. That should be a given shouldn't it? Hopefully David will change his mind and sign all the copies.
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Commodore the inside story by David Pleacance, here is the kickstarter page

here is the kickstarter page guys and girls please make a pledge, i really want to read this

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...e-inside-story
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Old 12 March 2017, 11:01   #20
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I want this book.
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