Niclas Thorsteinsson - Musician/Writer

Tag: Commodore Amiga

Amiga 600 Incoming

Another vintage computer is heading my way. I bought an Amiga 600 online and it’s being driven from Klaksv√≠k at this very moment. All my Amigas have been either the 500 or the 1200, so it’ll be nice with a cute 600. This will be the 8th Amiga I have ever owned and at present I own two… a 500 and now the 600. I still have all the love in the world for that amazing computer. It was an incredibly brave and creative machine at the time. Your eighth Amiga, you say? Why so many? What happened? Well, The first one I sold due to upgrading to the Amiga 1200. After that I was short on cash etc. But the last three were in an act of profound stupidity. I had collected them in the early 2000s where you could get them for next to nothing, as this was way before the retro computer craze really began. Nostalgia, goddamit you’re powerful. Anyway, the Amigas… I sold them because I was moving to Sweden, into a new apartment with a new girlfriend and felt I had to leave my old life behind and grow up.

Idiotic. Word of advice, if something makes you happy and isn’t harmful to you or others, keep it. The old girlfriend is gone and the Swedish apartment has been sold off and I certainly don’t miss that life, but my love for the Commodore Amiga endures. Oh, and so does my love for my new girlfriend and our great kids. No need to choose. A bit of time management is all that is required.

THEA500 Mini coming in 2022!

I find it difficult to describe what the Commodore Amiga means to me and has meant to me in the past, so the announcement of THEA500 Mini makes me very happy, indeed. The retro community knew it was coming and owning the C64 Maxi by the same company, I’m fairly confident that they’ll do a fine job. Sure I own a real Amiga, use FS-UAE on my Mac and have an Amiga distro on my Raspberry Pi, but all this means that the Amiga is still alive and increasing in popularity. New magazines coming out (check out Amiga Addict) and also, try to google ‘Amiga NG’ to get a glimpse of all the new Amiga systems.

Sure, there is heaps of nostalgia involved here, but most current Amigans feel that Amiga had a soul. With unprecedented power and chips named Denise, Agnes and Paula, it truly was a wonderful machine. Long live Amiga!

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