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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
It isn't bad -- but seems to be "the little book that should have."
If you don't know much about the basics of computers, then reading a book about an advanced computer like the Amiga will be difficult to read or appreciate.
I fell in love with my Amiga 500 as a child so it holds a special place in my heart.
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 13 hours 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 5 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 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
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 8 months ago by J. Scott
Fantastic book. Thoroughly enjoyed it. If you grew up in the 80's and were first exposed to computers back then, this is a book you will not want to miss.Published 11 months ago by Razvan Julian Petrescu
As an Amiga owner and user since 1986, (I still use an AmigaOne today with Amiga OS4.1) I found this book fascinating and full of wonderful historical content. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Christian Reader
If you know Amiga, have played with all its tools and have been lining the life of an active amiga user the book may be too descriptive. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Bc. Jan Machac