Viva Amiga! Watch a documentary about the best computer

The Commodore Amiga, ahead of its time and murdered by corporate mismanagement, etc., remains in fairly common use thanks to an enthusiast community and sheer physical longevity. And now a documentary is here so everyone can know how totally awesome it is, reports Ars Technica's Jeremy Reimer.

Viva Amiga is a wonderful look at the the history of the platform, the people who built it, and the users who loved it. The opening title says it all: "One Amazing Computer. One chance to save the company. One chance to win the PC wars." This message sets the stage nicely for a dramatic and passionate tale.

The trailer's embedded above and you can watch the whole thing on Amazon and other platforms. It's just an hour long so there are no excuses. I'm hitting it right now and will begin reviewing retired engineers' haircuts and Hawaiian shirts forthwith.

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  1. Hello Everyone,

    I watched Viva Amiga unfold in terms of the production end of things over the last few years.

    The documentary is a fantastically acceptable viewpoint on Amiga computers and their legacy.

    Zach Weddington and I did an interview on Viva Amiga before Christmas, which is located here:

    [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/299501572" params="visual=false&show_artwork=true&maxheight=166" width="100%" height="166" iframe="true" /]

    Please show the podcast some social media love by reposting and retweeting. it is great to help promote this community driven film where possible.

    Episode 6 also includes an interview with Dave Needle, who went on to co-design the Atari Lynx and 3DO console with RJ Mical after he left Commodore.

    The article I wrote on the Amiga and its legacy can also be found here:

    http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/mostRecentIssue.jsp?filter%3DAND%28p_IS_Number%3A7478484%29&refinements=4226442253&pageNumber=1&resultAction=REFINE

    Always great to see the cultural memory linked to Amiga technologies is still strong!

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