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Old 09 May 2020, 20:49   #1
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Beige is boring!

Beige is super boring and this has always been the case. Why weren’t all Amigas Piano black. The CDTV and CD32 got this one right.
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Old 09 May 2020, 20:54   #2
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Yep, even when I was a kid I spent ages coming up with other colour schemes
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Old 09 May 2020, 21:12   #3
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Black is sad. I would prefer sky blue with dark blue keys.
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Old 09 May 2020, 21:18   #4
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@Pyromania, please tell me what exactly this thread has to do with the Amiga scene?

Look at the description under the Amiga scene i.e. "Comment and discuss about the latest news, rumours..."

To be honest; you are by far the worst offender and constantly post anything under the Amiga scene section.

I'm always having to move elsewhere...

Please; going forward, when creating threads think about where the best place is that it should go.
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@Pyromania, please tell me what exactly this thread has to do with the Amiga scene?

Look at the description under the Amiga scene i.e. "Comment and discuss about the latest news, rumours..."

To be honest; you are by far the worst offender and constantly post anything under the Amiga scene section.

I'm always having to move elsewhere...

Please; going forward, when creating threads think about where the best place is that it should go.
The biggest problem I have with subforum naming is "Nostalgia & memories" should be renamed to "General Amiga Discussion". That would encompass nostalgia as well as regular topics of discussion.

Yes it's just a name change, but "Amiga Scene", "Retrogaming General Discussion" and "General Amiga Discussion" would fit just about everything you'd want that isn't part of a specific subforum.
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Old 09 May 2020, 23:55   #6
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The biggest problem I have with subforum naming is "Nostalgia & memories" should be renamed to "General Amiga Discussion". That would encompass nostalgia as well as regular topics of discussion.

Yes it's just a name change, but "Amiga Scene", "Retrogaming General Discussion" and "General Amiga Discussion" would fit just about everything you'd want that isn't part of a specific subforum.
I can't make name or structure changes to EAB; only RCK can.

Put your thoughts forward in a thread under the project.EAB section.
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Old 10 May 2020, 00:01   #7
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When the Amiga 1000 came out its beige was still quite nice and stylish.
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Old 10 May 2020, 00:23   #8
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@Pyromania, please tell me what exactly this thread has to do with the Amiga scene?

Look at the description under the Amiga scene i.e. "Comment and discuss about the latest news, rumours..."

To be honest; you are by far the worst offender and constantly post anything under the Amiga scene section.

I'm always having to move elsewhere...

Please; going forward, when creating threads think about where the best place is that it should go.
Guilty as charged, sorry about that. I didn’t really know where else to put it.
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This article is enlightening: https://retrocomputing.stackexchange...ack-in-the-day
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"You don't appreciate what you've got until you lose it." All my modern computers and its accessories are black. I think the Amiga is now even more beautiful.

Erm.. I read that stackexchange page on "why were computers beige" -- what a load of nonsense.

It was just the style of the time, just as black is now. No rhyme or reason.

And this painting of Steve Jobs as some kind of God of computing is getting absurd.
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Erm.. I read that stackexchange page on "why were computers beige" -- what a load of nonsense.
okay, just post an answer there and say that see how it fares then ... (those people aren't exactly clowns you know).
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(those people aren't exactly clowns you know).
They're just people, quite knowledgeable but also not infaillible, and often biased. Statements such as

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"Neither DELL nor IBM became the giants they are/were by being fancy, but delivering average devices in toned down style."
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The major brands that followed Apple, such as Commodore and Atari, desperately needed to capture whatever "halo-effect" they could from Apple's early success.
...are not only highly contentious but also not true. Neither was Dell's succes caused by beige colour cases nor Atari & Commodore "desperate". And Apple not the first to start using this colour in computing and general electronics machinery - it was always like that.
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I like the original colour of the Amiga, it just hard to keep it that colour
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...are not only highly contentious but also not true. Neither was Dell's succes caused by beige colour cases nor Atari & Commodore "desperate". And Apple not the first to start using this colour in computing and general electronics machinery - it was always like that.
Yeah, the revisionism regarding Apple's role in computer history is pretty bad these days. It just goes to show that the old adage "history is written by the victors" is quite accurate.
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And it's not like everything was actually beige back then, it's just that all the photos have faded to that color. For example, Space:1999 clearly could not have been as depressingly beige as this picture implies, right?!?

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Nothing wrong with beige anyway. If it's good enough for Nostromo then it's good enough for me.

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And it's not like everything was actually beige back then, it's just that all the photos have faded to that color. For example, Space:1999 clearly could not have been as depressingly beige as this picture implies, right?!?

So computers were beige for many years because they were trying to copy Space 1999. I just knew there was a reason.
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Nuclear powerplant operators seem to like beige too:

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That's a lot of console to Retr0bright.
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Beige is super boring and this has always been the case. Why weren’t all Amigas Piano black. The CDTV and CD32 got this one right.

Quite simply actually: Cost



Beige is the cheapest; meaning, more profit.

The CDTV was really Black, because it was aiming to fit in with those Hi-Fi Component Racks. They where pretty much all black.


The CD32 was actually a cheap Black (dark grey), but it was chosen to "fight the SEGA MEGA-CD".


Now you know; hope you are not disappointed.
I like my Amiga in beige
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