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Amiga, PC or best of both?

Towards the end of the 80s, the PC was gaining ground with the MS-DOS operating system. Nearly every office became equipped with IBM PC compatible ATs (Intel 80286, -386 and -486). So what were you to do if you already had invested in the Amiga and didn’t want to spend a fortune on a PC? […]

Commodore Legends: Dave Haynie – Part II

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Commodore Legends: Dave Haynie – Part II

Today’s article concludes the interview with Dave Haynie, Commodore’s whiz on the C128 and Amiga.  I’ll be discussing the projects Dave did when he was at Metabox and Fortele, and ask him in what sense Commodore has had an impact on his life and career.  So, enjoy today’s Friday Commodore with Commodore Legend: Dave Haynie! […]

Commodore Legends: Dave Haynie – Part I

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Commodore Legends: Dave Haynie – Part I

When we talk about the C128 and Amiga, one name pops up every time: that of Commodore whiz Dave Haynie. It is thus only fitting that after last month’s interview with Michael Tomczyk, giving us some great insights on marketing at Commodore and the success of the VIC 20 system, we now invite Dave to […]

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Commodore and TV & theatre shows

Back in the 80s, when computers were becoming more and more popular, a TV show called “It’s all in the game” in the Netherlands (run by the NCRV broadcasting corporation) used the Commodore Amiga 500 in the lead role. The show was an instant hit and ran from 1985 till 1988 with a simple, yet […]

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The first malware… was on Amiga

With so many people having the flu at this time of the year, I thought I’d write a “Friday Commodore” about the first ever virus to hit the Commodore Amiga, the SCA Virus. Back in November 1987, the Swiss Cracking Association (hence the SCA name), launched the virus on the Amiga community. Due to the rampant […]

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Benoit Mandelbrot and the eternal fractals

On October 14th, the great French mathematician Benoît Mandelbrot, passed away, aged 85.  The news was made public only today. Mandelbrot is best know for his research on recursive structures, which he discovered as being underlying principles in his work on information technology, economics and fluid dynamics.  He later called these structures “fractals” and first […]

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Learning the trade from Commodore

With the iPad unleashed onto the world, and consumers in Europe more than happy to still pay a ridiculous amount of money for the iPhone (just compare it with the prices in the US), one starts to think what strategic genious Steve Jobs must be. Sure, he’s playing his cards right, but haven’t we seen […]

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