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Old 06 May 2007, 00:47   #1
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Bill McEwen

http://www.amigaimpact.org/modules/n...p?storyid=1965
look at this site (the site is in french but the mail in english)
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Old 06 May 2007, 00:50   #2
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this summer?

THIS SUMMER?????

nope its gotta be smoke at best or a hoax at worse!!!
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Old 06 May 2007, 01:14   #3
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just 2 More Weeks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 06 May 2007, 01:40   #4
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I just got this? Is this true?

____________

from: sales@amiga69.com

sucky sucky
for you
10 dollah

Ps: oh yeah, new Amiga in two weeks too!
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Old 06 May 2007, 01:43   #5
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Now that i reread the e-mail from Bill. Is it me, or his announcing the he's sending instructions about on how to receive instructions when the other announcement comes?

You know, that one that should have happened 5 years ago?
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Old 06 May 2007, 02:30   #6
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Old 06 May 2007, 03:11   #7
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Old 08 May 2007, 23:08   #8
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Other fun reading for recent Amiga news

City of Kent Sells Multi-Million Dollar Naming Rights for Proposed
Events Center to Global Tech Company Amiga

http://www.amiga.com/news/index.php?art=25

Amazing how they have all this cash. Some really weird stuff going on lately.
 
Old 09 May 2007, 14:39   #9
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proposed events center?! does this mean its not built yet?

LMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oohhhhh the IRONY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

they havn`t paid a dime!!! its not been built HAHAHAHAHHAHAHHA

god damn f*cktards!

I wonder if the city of KENT has a doubious by-back clause!!!!
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Old 09 May 2007, 14:45   #10
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I want Amiga to actually pour loads of money into this lot, and then go backrupt so we can finally get rid of them!

Granted some other bunch of money grabbing bastards would probably buy Amiga Inc for the name but at least, for a weeks, I could point, stare and laugh.
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Old 09 May 2007, 14:47   #11
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I would be handing you the pop-corn my friend!
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Old 10 May 2007, 02:00   #12
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proposed events center?! does this mean its not built yet?

LMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oohhhhh the IRONY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

they havn`t paid a dime!!! its not been built HAHAHAHAHHAHAHHA

god damn f*cktards!

I wonder if the city of KENT has a doubious by-back clause!!!!
Its a naming deal, $10 million USD total, 2.5 million upfront when construction starts, then payments over 20 years. The city secured state funding, I believe they have enough to build it even if Amiga were to drop out. Here is some more reading on it:

http://www.topix.net/forum/city/kent...E3BB2QIOPAK8OT

http://tinyurl.com/34pmqc

Personally I think the whole thing is !
 
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Funding is all and well.... has it managed to go through planning and permisions yet?

i seriously doubt it.
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Old 10 May 2007, 03:20   #14
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I just read this,.... VERY apt!

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John, the current Amiga Inc. does in some sense have something to do with the Amiga homecomputer.

A VERY brief history follows:
The Amiga was originally sold by Commodore International (after having aquired the Amiga Corporation that originally developed it in the early 80's). When Commodore folded in the early 90's, the Amiga rights and assets were bought by Escom, who went bust shortly thereafter. The next Amiga owner was to be Gateway Computers. When they closed down their Amiga division, the IP rights were sold/licensed to startup company "Amino" which was later renamed Amiga Inc.

Fast forward a couple of years, and the Amiga Inc chaps find themselves in financial problems, with several legal rulings against them.
Cue the alleged "shell game" where Amiga sells off its assets and rights, in a few consecutive transactions, to a company called KMOS.
The old Amiga Inc, now having no assets to speak of and knee-deep in debt, then closes its doors for good. At the same time, KMOS gets renamed to...wait for it...."Amiga Inc." Ta-daa!
Same name, same assets, pretty much the same people running it, but apparently without debt.
Of course, the "shell-game" aspect is pure speculation, and all references to corporate dealings in the above paragraph are my own interpretations based on public information...

For refernces, Wikipedia's pretty much got most of the Amiga history:

Amiga: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amiga
Commodore: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commodore_Intern...
Escom: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Escom
Gateway (with a brief mention of the Amiga): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gateway_Computer...
Amiga Inc: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amiga%2C_Inc .

Finally, the Internet Archive has the various incarnations of the current (both pre- and post-KMOS) Amiga webpage:
http://web.archive.org/web/ */http://www.amiga.com
And also, Gateway's Amiga division can be found at the following Internet Archive destination (prior to the Amino/Amiga Inc deal):
http://web.archive.org/web/ */http://www.amiga.de

Pretty much the cliffnotes to the Amiga history, but hopefully it will, in a roundabout way, answer your question.

very VERY apt indeed!
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Old 10 May 2007, 03:52   #15
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Yep, that's pretty much it.
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Old 10 May 2007, 04:05   #16
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After a little more read I found this (if you will report) on the *now named* Amiga Center in Kent.

http://www.kentreporter.com/jumpstor...date=4/28/2007

after you have finnished choking on this shit... maybe you would like to email the reporter with perhaps a summary of thoughts about amiga

erica.hall@kentreporter.com

hey... if there not gonna do thier job.... some one has to!
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Old 10 June 2007, 12:49   #17
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Question Bill McEwen on telly?

I've just found this, can anyone translate it though?! I guess we could sum it up with a picture of a dog poo?

Looks like Bill is in the secret Amiga Inc. facility which is accessible as we all know through the secret wardrobe (aka where the lion and the witch came from )

http://akf.jinak.cz/preklady/billtv.html

I could think of a few uses for that dartboard in the background


Ooooh I managed to translate these lines...

Leo: OS 4.0 when will the hardware be ready?

Bill: Erm... another two weeks.
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http://uk.aminet.net/pix/mpg/BillTechTV.mpg

From aminet..
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Ooooh I managed to translate these lines...

Leo: OS 4.0 when will the hardware be ready?

Bill: Erm... another two weeks.
LMAO... had to laugh at that!!

@DDNI..... He said "2 weeks" back then too!!

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Maybe he meant god weeks.
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