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Old 07 March 2008, 22:25   #1
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another youtube amiga vid

http://nl.youtube.com/watch?v=IS-NYK-8KL0

A friend passed me this. Don't know if this has been posted before, but I didn't want to keep it from you all. It is a fun video where a couple of geezers talk about the Amiga and even examine the motherboard and the OS. They are really wowed by the multitasking
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Old 08 March 2008, 01:06   #2
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Nice vid .
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Sad act... ME that is. I remember this program well

There's a name for us old folk(those nearing 40).... Fred Harris.... he was a hero, Play School and then onto stuff like this. I grew up with that fella.... him, Brian Cant and Johnny Ball.
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nice to watch
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Old 08 March 2008, 08:25   #5
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I grew up with that fella.... him, Brian Cant and Johnny Ball.
THINK OF A NUMBER! MICRO LIVE! PLAYAWAY! Also featuring the ever so child friendly Jeremy Irons!!! (I kid you not!)

Don't sweat it Paul, your'e not the only one pushing 40 around here My kids cant understand why the Amiga was so well loved. They thought that "The Old Days" meant the times before electricity and that we couldn't possibly have had video games


Ahh the good old days....
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I may not be pushing 40 yet, but I still have fond memories of my atari 2600 For the current generation even I am old.

I gave a presentation for my english class about 'why NOT to be a game programmer'. I showed pictures of games throughout the years and how they grew in complexity (ending with Crysis of course), commenting on what games I had actually owned myself and I too spoke of the "good old days". The teacher was like "the good old days? How old are you???"

I felt really old in that moment, nobody in the classroom had ever played or even seen the old games that I showed.
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Well it beats "Wondere Wereld" on theme music alone.

Then again, 26 is prolly too young to remember that "wonderfully" hi-tech programme.
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Ah, the micro user - a strangely great series...
...I'm old enough to remember it well.

Funny; in the space of a few minutes an ex-children's TV presenter not only demo'd all that was great about the Amiga compared to everything about @ the time, he obviously got what the Amiga was all about, flagged the issues with regard to price & pointed out the folly of marketing this kind of computer to business.
All of this perceptiveness at a time when 8bit systems were pretty much all that was available. Fred Harris I salute you!

How different things could have been if C='s management & marketing had understood their own computer a 10th as well.
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How different things could have been if C='s management & marketing had understood their own computer a 10th as well.
We would probably have world peace by now if that would have happened
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I guess we all feel like David Bowie in this clip now. Getting older and remembering and seeing the past.... But what a glorious past it has been
[ Show youtube player ]

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Fred Harris where are you now???

HERE!


http://www.ssvc.com/bfbs/tv/room785/the_gang.htm
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