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Encyclopaedia Amigaca
by samuraijack on 12/05/2003 08:43 PM
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WrongPlanet sets out to document, record and catalogue the various species and sub-species of Amiga users.

Original Amigans (Amigum Sapiens Sapiens)

The Haynie-Beast, Original Amigan clan leader
Also known as: Amiga users.
Habitat: none now remain.
Call: "640K is enough? HAHAHAHA!"
Occurence: 1985 - 1997

The ancestor of all current species of Amigan, sadly now extinct. The slow encroachment of the PC on their environment eventually pushed them out into the wilderness where they for the most part died out, although some of their less-successful offshoot species did manage to cling to a fragile survival.

This species varied hugely, from gamers to geeks, and their numbers were once huge, for indeed they had an advantage over other animals like the poor victimised MS-DOS users who were forced to scavenge from pickings by the office computer world. However a series of disasters caused the Amigan numbers to drop dramatically: the death of Commodore, the lack of new hardware, and eventually the migration of their most gifted members, until none were left.

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Posted on: 2003-12-08 09:36:24   By: Anonymous
no comments? Where are the trolls?!?! :-)

    Really Funny, Thanks!!
    Posted on: 2003-12-08 11:44:25   By: Anonymous
    This is really, really funny. Thanks for starting my week off with some humor!

    Posted on: 2003-12-09 00:19:46   By: Anonymous
    Gotta say I love it. :) Leans intellectually toward the blue camp...but I Like it That Way. :)

    Peg1/256MB/Rockin' and On Schedule!

      Re: Re:
      Posted on: 2003-12-09 09:36:05   By: Anonymous
      I wasn't going to say this at first, but the only troll that comes close to the discription given to true amigans is actually a blue blooded one from Italy. (The problem wrting, the use of 'LOL', the use of caps etc)

      You might know her, she uses the handle EVA, and they don't come blueer then her


    Re: no comments? Where are the trolls?!?! :-)
    Posted on: 2004-12-06 15:19:50   By: Anonymous
    Not "Where are the trolls?"
    You mean : "Where are the 'True Amigans?"

Posted on: 2003-12-08 11:42:51   By: Anonymous
Someone should build a family tree to show the bloodlines of the species.

Posted on: 2003-12-08 14:51:08   By: Anonymous
What about the AmigaOne Amigans?

Those who posess the suppossed new official hardware. A motherboard that has no Kickstart, an old fashioned text bios sightly short in features of a C64 BASIC interpreter and doesn't even have an AmigaOS to run on it. Why is it called an Amiga at all? Oh yes, there's a sticker with the Amiga word embedded on it and a processor from the same company as the orginal Amiga if you buy the expensive model.

More expensive than a Pegasos, which is more expensive than an entry level modern Mac. And can only prove one point:

BIOS's rock, in the seventies, before there were no Amigas.

    Re: AmigaOneians
    Posted on: 2003-12-08 16:44:22   By: Anonymous
    The AmigaONE is covered under the True Amigan

Shell tools rock this world!
Posted on: 2003-12-08 17:22:06   By: Anonymous
I take strong offense to your snide remarks about ports without GUIs, and I will contact my lawyer (the best and most prominent in this market, Ben Hermans) so I can sue your sorry asses back into the stoneage of computers, good luck trying to write these most insulting articles using handperforated punchcards.

See you in court.

Yours sincerely,

Linux A. Migan

Hey Mr. Unbiased
Posted on: 2003-12-08 19:39:39   By: Anonymous
It basically looks like a fancy way for the poster to say that any current Amiga fans that aren't using MorphOS are total morons. What about us that have a preference for AmigaOS4/AmigaOne that aren't Amiga Inc. fanatics? I'm an Amiga platform fan, but pretty much consider Amiga Inc. to be irrelevant at this point, but plan to buy an AmigaOne and Hyperion's product AmigaOS4. This is partially as a business decision, as I'm in a group working on software for the Amiga platform, but MorphOS team were so uninterested in the idea of sharing their driver SDK they never responded to my emails to even say "no thanks", and thus MorphOS has no business appeal to me as part of a development team and so I'm not going to buy it or it's hardware host motherboard myself. I their users well, but I'm not one of them. The Eyetech/Hyperion platform does offer me something to develop for so that's what I'm interested in, yet this "history" of users is a bit antagonistic to those in my position and only engourages me to avoid the "blue camp", as rediculous as the whole blue/red camp concept is. I try to consider myself neutral, but things like this make me feel more comfortable in a slightly redder shade of purple, as I'm not going to be a blue fanatic and dont want to be a die-hard red fanatic either...

    Re: Hey Mr. Unbiased
    Posted on: 2003-12-08 20:07:37   By: Anonymous
    Noticed that all of them are highly exaggerated yet?

      Re: Hey Mr. Unbiased
      Posted on: 2003-12-09 00:05:49   By: Anonymous
      Yet one is strangely different from the rest.. hmmmm...

        Re: Hey Mr. Unbiased
        Posted on: 2003-12-09 12:43:09   By: Anonymous
        I agree. It does seem like someone is going a long way to state an opinion. And there's no group for me either, since I don't particularly like Amiga Inc...


        Re: Hey Mr. Unbiased
        Posted on: 2003-12-09 17:01:26   By: samuraijack
        We were scared that if we criticised MorphOS too much we'd get angry letters from the people who actively use MorphOS as their primary operating system. All twenty of them.

    Re: Hey Mr. Unbiased
    Posted on: 2003-12-09 17:52:36   By: Anonymous
    I have not found my speices here, since True Amigans are extinct, I can't include myself there. So I guess I am an amigasaur (dinosaur) then.

    Also speaking of colours, I thought we were red/white checked, and going further into the past, rainbow coloured ;-)

Posted on: 2003-12-09 01:10:32   By: Anonymous
another zinger, funny.

I guess I'm a PC Amigan, and I have to agree, you don't collect money be spending it, you collect money by getting it, and holding on to it.

for a long time.
erm. possibly forever.

    Re: cool
    Posted on: 2003-12-09 12:41:03   By: Anonymous
    I guess that's where I've been going wrong. I haven't been collecting money, I've been collecting computers!

    The problem with collecting money is of course that (unless you're a duck) you can't have much fun without spending them. It's not like I could take a bath in coins, however thick my skull might seem at times...


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