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The Future Was Here is proof of just how exhilarating Platform Studies can be. Jimmy Maher has the rare talent of writing technical descriptions that are both challenging and accessible so that, at the conclusion of each chapter, one experiences the rewarding pleasure of having learned and understood something new and difficult.(Doug Reside, Digital Curator for the Performing Arts, New York Public Library)
The Future was Here is by far the best document on the history, technology, and significance of the Commodore Amiga. An emotional read for those of us who were there, while explaining to everyone else just what made the Amiga such a seminal machine.(Jesper Juul, New York University Game Center; author of Half-Real)
Jimmy Maher shows us how 'the Amiga' was a phenomenon not just of hardware and software, but of community and creativity. He digs past easy nostalgia and into the telling specifics, revealing what enabled the Amiga to define so much of the playful, media-rich personal computing world in which we live today.(Noah Wardrip-Fruin, Computer Science Department, University of California, Santa Cruz; author of Expressive Processing)
At once challenging, rewarding, emotional, and insightful...a compelling read for those interested in the Amiga platform, as well as those interested to learn more about the culture of computing.(John F. Barber Leonardo Reviews)
I really liked this book. I never owned an Amiga but I watched it with great interest when the Amiga 1000 came out. This book gives an unbiased view of the Amiga hardware and OS. Read morePublished 2 months ago by HP-15C
Unfortunately my youth was spent with an Atari ST, but I belatedly purchased an Amiga and found it to be an amazing machine. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Mike
Great book. I was an Amiga owner and I really enjoyed the computer. The story make me want to get an Amiga again.Published 3 months ago by Carlos Santiago
I really enjoyed this book by Jimmy Maher. I grew up with an Amiga and was one of the apparently rare Americans to take a more European approach to the platform, playing all kinds... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Matthew D. Barton
This book has some history, but there is simply too much jargon and examples on how to use Deluxe Paint, Sculpt-Animate, ARexx, and Amiga programming. Read morePublished 8 months ago by ElektroDragon
As a former Amiga owner I looked forward to reading this book. I was not in the least disappointed. Admittedly, a bit of the book was quite technical and not suitable for the... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Richard Koerper
Great book. Great price. But getting tired of being locked into Amazon's Universe by eBooks in DRM-marinated MOBI format.Published 16 months ago by Arch Stanton
This book is well resesrched and explained the history and impact of the AMIGA. Also shows how the design has resulted in so much in personal computing today.Published 17 months ago by J. Scott