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Commodore
Commodore

Commodore

The Amiga Years

COMPUTERS

540 Pages, 6 x 9

Cloth, $29.95 (US $29.95) (CA $32.95)

Publication Date: July 2013

ISBN 9780973864991

Rights: US, CA, UK, EUR, AU & NZ

Variant Press (Jul 2013)

Not Yet Published. Estimated release date: July 2013
 

Overview

What really happened in the early days of the microcomputer

Seeking to ascertain how the Commodore Amiga, a computer now widely regarded as having been five years ahead of its competition, failed so spectacularly in the marketplace, this book takes an in-depth look at the people and personalities behind it. The often unflattering picture that emerges is one of top-level executives who had little understanding of how to market their product to the public and a company that struggled to remain relevant. Other products that Commodore produced and tried to market, such as the C128, Geos, game consoles, and the untold story of the proposed successor to the record-breaking C64—the C65—are also examined in depth. Told through firsthand interviews with company insiders, this examination of the now defunct company traces the often baffling decisions that led to the eventual demise of Commodore.

Author Biography

Brian Bagnall is the author of several books, including Intelligence Unleashed and Maximum LEGO NXT, and is a regular contributor to Old-Computers.com. He lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba.