Reply 40940 of 45401, by brostenen
HanJammer wrote on 2021-10-28, 21:50:
Tandy 1000 was 1 year ahead of Amiga when it comes to multimedia computers :) […]brostenen wrote on 2021-10-28, 21:26:
Nope. The Amiga is the worlds first multimedia computer. It started as a gaming console during devellopment, but evolved to a fully working pre-emptive multimedia computer that were 10 years ahead of everything.
Tandy 1000 was 1 year ahead of Amiga when it comes to multimedia computers 😀brostenen wrote on 2021-10-28, 21:26:
The Amiga platform is not just a games console.
I never said that. I said that when it comes to gaming it was perceived as console by Commodore.
I don't think the Tandy 1000 had pre emptive multitasking. But I could be wrong.
If Commodore never looked at the Amiga as anything else than a gaming console, then you will not find any advertisement at all from Commodore, that advertises the Amiga platform as non-gaming related. And they would never have started talks with eighter Sun or Silicon Graphics (I can not remember who it was), about using the Amiga3000-UX as a product in their lineup. And NASA would never have gotten meter high stacks of tech-papers on the platform, when they went for Amiga.
If you can find just one single ad' with Amiga, from Commodore, about anything non-gaming related. Then you know they thought about it as more than just a gaming platform.
Sorry.... I forgot to add this. When I wrote that it started as a gaming console idea and expanded into a fully functioning computer during devellopment. Then that was when Commodore had nothing to do with Amiga at all. It was the Amiga INC company that develloped the Amiga. At first they were called Hi Toro, but took name change at some point. Jay Minor, the creator and father of the Amiga, was a former worker at Atari. He created arcade games and consoles. He also had a part in develloping the Atari 8bit line of computers. He saw that the future of computing were 16bit and when Atari did not want to make a 16bit, he resigned and founded Hi Toro that became Amiga INC. He borrowed money from Atari in order to complete the system, and when Jack Tramiel that were fired from Commodore bought Atari from Warner, then Amiga INC was bought by Commodore and they paid out the debt to Atari. And that is why we have Commodore Amiga and not Atari Amiga. But Commodore never invented the Amiga, they only refined and upgraded it through the years.