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Old 19 November 2003, 12:25   #1
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Amiga / Jay Miner Research Essay

Hey folks, some of you may be aware that Im at Uni now and one of my recent assignments is to write a 1500-2500 word essay on someone who could be said to have contributed to the invention of the modern digital computer or the development of modern computing.

And of course I immediately thought "Jack Tramiel!"

Hehe no seriously, I immediately thought of the father of the mighty Amiga - the pioneering multimedia computer: Jay Miner.

All I want to know from you guys out there, do you know any good places to look up information about him as well as the legacy and impact of the Amiga itself.

Naturally I know some places to go like the Amiga History Guide but is there anywhere else worth taking a peep?

And do I recall some Italian dude writing a similiar thing for his studies a year ago?
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Old 19 November 2003, 13:25   #2
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I know the Amiga Forever CD has video and audio clips of interviews with him.
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Old 19 November 2003, 14:10   #3
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Re: Amiga / Jay Miner Research Essay

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And do I recall some Italian dude writing a similiar thing for his studies a year ago?
Yes. The Italian dude in question is Incomparabile. I helped with the translation of some of the text into English.

Here's the Amiga section of his site: http://web.cheapnet.it/giovacappo/amiga/
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Old 30 November 2003, 18:17   #4
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thanks Corny

There was a guy who did a nice web page American maybe? who did a good eulogy about the Amiga - had some great quotes of the PCs reaction to the Amiga at the time.

Someone posted about it here, as i remember reacting to it.
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Old 30 November 2003, 19:17   #5
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might have been the same guy who had pictures of those rare amiga tv adverts you know the ones with the paintings in the monitor screen
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Old 30 November 2003, 19:33   #6
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Found it! Its http://www.jamesalanpatterson.com/amiga.html
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And Pyro...can you give me any concerete evidence of M$ demanding to a) copy the Amiga and b) kill it?
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The Italian dude that made a research with translation powered by BlackCornflake is also your F1 buddy, dear Antiriad
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hehe how embarassing!
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Old 05 December 2003, 13:55   #10
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Righty ho, if any of you want to read the finished article (which ive now handed in) its in the Zone
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nice work Anti
what if your prof is a Atari fan?
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Id be fucked

Version in the Zone has since had its spelling mistakes amended
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ahem...
as far as i recall there is a sintax error right in the 2 or 3 line
(like a comma in the wrong place and one missing)
but my english is crap...
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