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Old 01 April 2009, 21:33   #1
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RJ Mical Interview

I don't know how many of you have already heard this interview but I found this thread over at DBF Interactive which links to this podcast. RJ starts talking about the work he did on the Amiga at about 2 hours in.
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Old 02 April 2009, 09:41   #2
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Very cool, thanx for the link.
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cool!
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I love this interview, its pure GOLD !!!... Thank You
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Listened to this last night - what a brilliant bloke RJ Mical is... well worth getting this onto your ipod - cheers Matthew for spotting this...!
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I don't know how many of you have already heard this interview but I found this thread over at DBF Interactive which links to this podcast. RJ starts talking about the work he did on the Amiga at about 2 hours in.
Hmmn the whole interview is only 1 hour 20 for me? Is there a second part somewhere?
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If you download the interview it should be just over 277 minutes long.
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"most notably Williams Electronics, Amiga and 3DO. "

They left out the Atari Lynx!!! Bastards.
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It is weird - I downloaded this and the file properties state; Duration - 1.10.39 - BitRate 64kbps - Size 15.8MB

In itunes it's length is stated as; 1.14.54 and RJ Mical starts talking about the Amiga in depth at around; 26.10.

I don't understand why this file is appearing in different sizes - my 15.8 download comes to an end when the interview is drawn to a close so I haven't missed anything...
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Just started listening.. He's from Chicago which is awesome. It's a great city, lots of great stuff there but.. He's a Sox fan? THE SOX? I've never been so crushed to have a hero say something so..vile.. so.. despised..

*sigh*

Well that's it for me. Anyone want to buy a 500, 1200, both the new and old Lynx, and a Goldstar 3DO?

Wow, he had a Heathkit electronics lab? Well... Maybe I'll give him another shot. But so help me if he trashes Pizza Uno.

(Sorry, bit of local humor...)
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pyromania may understand this...

Sox... as in Boston?
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Chicago White Sox, not Boston Red Sox... But I did get a chuckle that, even noting Chicago, the first Sox that pops to mind of someone from outside the country is Boston.
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Intriguing interview. Thanks for posting it Matthew.
Mical really does have a VERY refreshing sense of enthusiasm when he talks, doesn't he?

Cool guy, and now I've learned a bit more about the creation of the Amiga, and the people that made it happen.
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"most notably Williams Electronics, Amiga and 3DO. "

They left out the Atari Lynx!!! Bastards.
I know! As much as I love the Amiga Commodore were total dicks not to sign up and engineer the Suzy graphics chip from the Epyx Handy (which became Atari Lynx 3 years later). One of his finest pieces of work and technically stunning for something just a few years after the A1000 prototype chipset.

In an A1200 + Suzy with hardware graphics scaling it might have been possible to do a Doom clone. Certainly the 6502 3.6mhz Lynx has better/smoother Doom style engine in AvP prototype game for the system compared to anything on a stock A500.

I saw him in History of the Amiga video and he was on stage talking about the Atari/C= buyout years. He's a funny guy, certainly a character indeed
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