Commodore
Commodore

Commodore

The Amiga Years

Commodore

COMPUTERS

548 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $32.95 (US $32.95) (CA $44.95)

Publication Date: September 2017

ISBN 9780994031020

Rights: WOR

Variant Press (Sep 2017)

Price: $32.95
 
 

Overview

Continuing the story of Commodore where the previous book, Commodore: A Company on the Edge left off, this book takes a look at Commodore's most tumultuous years. How did the Amiga, a computer now widely regarded as having been five years ahead of its competition, fail to win in the marketplace? The author takes an in-depth look at the people behind Commodore's plunge into irrelevance and bankruptcy. The often unflattering picture that emerges is one of executives who had little understanding of how to market their product to the public and a company struggling to remain relevant. Told through interviews with company insiders, this examination of the now defunct company traces the engineering breakthroughs and baffling decisions that led to the demise of Commodore.

Reviews

"Fascinating and improbably hilarious." —J. Edward Keyes, Philadelphia City Paper

Author Biography

Brian Bagnall is the author of numerous computer titles, including Core LEGO Mindstorms, the Commodore Series, and Maximum LEGO EV3. His books have been translated into German, French, Japanese and Italian.