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Publications : From Vultures to Vampires
Posted by walkero on 2020/6/12 23:03:07 (308 reads) News by the same author
Publications

Hello and welcome to my new Kickstarter for the book that is going to tell it all!

Starting from the day when Escom were the highest bidder at Commodore's liquidator’s auction in New York (I was there), how their attempts to relaunch the Amiga spectacularly failed, then the troublesome years when our beloved computer bounced around from company to company, Viscorp, Quickpack, Gateway 2000, etc. and beyond.

This book leaves no stone unturned in revealing how the Commodore-Amiga assets became the target of a multiple of companies and individuals, some of whom were seemingly only interested in what they could gain out of it financially, and not even interested in supporting any of the many devotees who were trying to keep the dream alive.

In fact there was so much underhand and sometimes vicious activity with “Cease and Desist” orders and lawsuits aplenty (some still ongoing!) it was bringing a cloud over our erstwhile “happy go lucky” community.

However, all throughout this, what some people may call, “dark period” and almost in spite of it, there have been some genius individuals and legitimate companies who have produced and brought to market some of the most technologically advanced software and hardware ever seen.

This book exposes those companies and individuals who brought negativity and celebrates those who have against all odds prevailed and are now ensuring the Amiga not only “lives on”, but improves the potential to expand our community.

- David John Pleasance

You can back the new book at Kickstarter. David John Pleasance and Trevor Dickinson had an interview on Retro hour, talking about the book. You can listen it at YouTube.


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Raziel
Published: 2020/6/13 19:40  Updated: 2020/6/13 19:40
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 Nope
Since the Cinemaware/Wings Remastered scam absolutely no one will get any money from me up front for an unfinished product anymore...
benny
Published: 2020/6/14 16:44  Updated: 2020/6/14 16:44
Just popping in
Joined: 12/08/2006
From: Netherlands
Comments: 86
 Re: Nope
I stopped after I prepayed for ifusion, not really reach a 'v1.0'.

But I played a demo of C/W Remasterd, a pity that isn't finished !
Templario
Published: 2020/6/15 11:51  Updated: 2020/6/15 11:53
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Joined: 03/28/2010
From: Palencia city of the emptied Spain.
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@Raziel
I agree with you!
cha05e90
Published: 2020/6/16 7:26  Updated: 2020/6/16 7:26
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From: Germany
Comments: 633
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@Raziel

Since the ZX Spectrum Next project lead to such a marvelous and great product (alas it took a littlebit longer...) I don't hesitate to support another Kickstarter project!
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