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The future was here : the Commodore Amiga

Author: Jimmy Maher
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2012.
Series: Platform studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Long ago, in 1985, personal computers came in two general categories: the friendly, childish game machine used for fun (exemplified by Atari and Commodore products); and the boring, beige adult box used for business (exemplified by products from IBM) ... Into this bifurcated computing environment came the Commodore Amiga 1000. This personal computer featured a palette of 4,096 colors, unprecedented animation  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jimmy Maher
ISBN: 9780262017206 0262017202 9780262535694 0262535696
OCLC Number: 756767613
Description: xii, 328 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: "The future is here" --
Boing --
Deluxe Paint --
SSG and Sculpt-Animate --
NewTek --
AmigaOS and ARexx --
The scene --
Cinemaware and Psygnosis --
The way the future was.
Series Title: Platform studies.
Responsibility: Jimmy Maher.

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Exploring the often-overlooked history and technological innovations of the world's first true multimedia computer.  Read more...

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