Viva Amiga: The Story of a Beautiful Machine documentary

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Viva Amiga: The Story of a Beautiful Machine documentary

Post by mbanu » Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:52 pm

https://view.yahoo.com/movie/60802142/v ... -beautiful

Amigas and anime fandom have a long-standing relationship, so maybe some folks might enjoy this. (^_^)
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Re: Viva Amiga: The Story of a Beautiful Machine documentary

Post by davemerrill » Thu Feb 23, 2017 6:05 am

How does that joke go...

Q: How do you know if somebody owns an Amiga?
A: Don't worry, they'll tell you.

That's pretty much what it was like back in the Amiga's heyday; Amiga users breathlessly telling anyone who would listen about what an amazing device the Amiga was, and everybody else looking at their watches and saying "gee, is that the time?"

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Re: Viva Amiga: The Story of a Beautiful Machine documentary

Post by runesaint » Thu Feb 23, 2017 1:02 pm

I remember the Amiga rooms at conventions back in the '80s..
I liked going to conventions. I miss going to conventions. (looks around mentally at bills that need to be paid) .. I don't think I will go to any soon.
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Re: Viva Amiga: The Story of a Beautiful Machine documentary

Post by usamimi » Thu Feb 23, 2017 6:11 pm

I actually watched this documentary not too long ago! I think it was on Hulu? Or Netflix? One or the other. It was pretty interesting!

I didn't realize it at the time, but for a brief time in the early 90s, I had one of these! My dad did a lot of tinkering with computers, and he got an Amiga and gave it to me to use because he couldn't find anyone who was interested in buying it in our area (since people were going nuts over the new Microsoft stuff at the time, if I recall). I recognized some of the programs I saw and was like "Oh! That was that computer I had for a few years...." :lol:
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Re: Viva Amiga: The Story of a Beautiful Machine documentary

Post by llj » Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:28 am

I can confirm Dave's joke about Amiga users being true even in elementary school. Hearing 7 and 8 year olds brag about their Amigas is a prominent childhood memory of mine. Strangely enough, though, I don't really recall actually seeing anyone's Amiga when I went to friends and classmates' houses. It was almost always only Commodore 64s.

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Re: Viva Amiga: The Story of a Beautiful Machine documentary

Post by Kame-Sen'nin » Sat May 06, 2017 3:46 pm

davemerrill wrote:How does that joke go...

Q: How do you know if somebody owns an Amiga?
A: Don't worry, they'll tell you.

That's pretty much what it was like back in the Amiga's heyday; Amiga users breathlessly telling anyone who would listen about what an amazing device the Amiga was, and everybody else looking at their watches and saying "gee, is that the time?"
This is incredibly true even to this day...and yes, I have an Amiga! :lol:
usamimi wrote:I actually watched this documentary not too long ago! I think it was on Hulu? Or Netflix? One or the other. It was pretty interesting!

I didn't realize it at the time, but for a brief time in the early 90s, I had one of these! My dad did a lot of tinkering with computers, and he got an Amiga and gave it to me to use because he couldn't find anyone who was interested in buying it in our area (since people were going nuts over the new Microsoft stuff at the time, if I recall). I recognized some of the programs I saw and was like "Oh! That was that computer I had for a few years...." :lol:
Welcome to the Amiga club! I didn't acquire one until years later, but they are definitely cool machines! Out of curiosity, which programs looked familiar to you?

There have been several great Commodore and/or Amiga-focused documentaries over the past few years, and I've found all of them to be worth watching. If you're at all interested in computer history, I would highly recommend them.

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Re: Viva Amiga: The Story of a Beautiful Machine documentary

Post by usamimi » Sat May 06, 2017 5:24 pm

Definitely the art & music programs. I used to play around with them a lot, I was fascinated by them! I think I had some games too but I can't recall which off the top of my head...
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Re: Viva Amiga: The Story of a Beautiful Machine documentary

Post by Kame-Sen'nin » Sat May 06, 2017 6:00 pm

usamimi wrote:Definitely the art & music programs. I used to play around with them a lot, I was fascinated by them! I think I had some games too but I can't recall which off the top of my head...
Art, music, and games--definitely what the Amiga is known for!

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Re: Viva Amiga: The Story of a Beautiful Machine documentary

Post by _D_ » Sun May 14, 2017 5:59 am

I had an Atari ST. Which led to me contacting another Atari ST user. Who built his own subtitling/graphics overlay equipment from Telidon boards (you'll have to look those up). Which led to a number of subtitling projects. BEFORE The Amiga and genlocks and SSA (SubStation Alpha). This info you won't find online though...

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Re: Viva Amiga: The Story of a Beautiful Machine documentary

Post by Kame-Sen'nin » Thu Jun 15, 2017 4:52 am

_D_ wrote:I had an Atari ST. Which led to me contacting another Atari ST user. Who built his own subtitling/graphics overlay equipment from Telidon boards (you'll have to look those up). Which led to a number of subtitling projects. BEFORE The Amiga and genlocks and SSA (SubStation Alpha). This info you won't find online though...
Impressive stuff! :D I have an ST now as well, but don't use it very often. Still, it is a cool little machine!

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