The Amiga turns 30: Remember when computing was fun?

Visiting confronted me with a question: “Remember when computing was fun?” Yes. I do. Painfully so.

In 1996, I bought myself an Amiga 1000 for my birthday. In 1993, I was part of the 75% staff reduction that basically ended Commodore as a viable company. It also ended the frontier years of personal computing.

Days like today, the 30th anniversary of the Amiga 1000 launch, still fill me with a deep sense of loss and longing for those amazing, complicated, turbulent years. I can’t capture its essence in a few pithy paragraphs, so it’s time to stop trying. I’m going to click ‘Publish’, pour myself something strong, and raise a glass to those glorious times and special people.

The Amiga turns 30—“Nobody had ever designed a personal computer this way” | Ars Technica


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