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Submitted by harrymcc
harrymcc (1641347) writes "Twenty-five years ago today, Commodore announced the Amiga--the first real multimedia computer, and the greatest cult computer of them all. It was launched with a demo by Andy Warhol and great expectations. But it never became a blockbuster and Commodore died in 1994. Still, the platform was amazing and influential, and it's never officially died. (The Amiga's current owner plans to release a new model later this year.) I was an Amiga fanatic in the 80s and early 90s, and took the anniversary as an opportunity to look back at its life and legacy."
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The Amiga Turns 25

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  • Commodore didn't die from external forces, it was killed by the mismanagement and greed of upper management.

    You may want to watch Dave Haynie [wikipedia.org]'s two-hour video on the last days of Commodore, The Deathbed Vigil [google.com] (free, full version online at Google Video). The film sums up the steps leading to the demise of the company very well. It is both funny (the anecdotes), sad (the surreal atmosphere of the smashing up of keyboards at night and the burning of the Mehdi Ali [google.com] doll), as well as informative.

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