|[Forum] We should all stand tougether!||ANN.lu|
|Posted on 16-Jul-2004 11:56 GMT by Michal (Edited on 2004-07-17 14:23:44 GMT by Teemu I. Yliselä)||76 comments|
Amiga is now so divided that groups is threaten its reputation. More and more people which I try to sell MorphOS or AmigaOS4 to, says that the war/etc discussions between this groups kills the platform. Amiga needs a good reputation and it wont have that before we all agree on that going on with both under one name. Which is AMIGA as PC is in the other side of computing. Amiga is a strong word. People remember it,.. but with Amiga showing off that we have AmigaOne, Pegasos etc++ That the community is running PPC motherboard components. That this community is about beein our self. To show that we are different.
This is good! And we need to turn the negative words against each other over to positive words. We as the Amiga community controlled lots of it, when everything seemed lost. And now were splitted for nothing? Who's to blame? No one! Its about time, its about the time we all have waited. That users, etc companies have found out how good AmigaOS code is. That it is revolutionary in many ways, but it dosen't help when this community trhows snowballs on each sides when actually both sides is fighting for the same thing. To be the next generation Amiga.|
But as Classic Amiga was and is the real Amiga. This new PPC motherboards is not Amiga at all. But they are choices. They have become new choices for everyone. And now we need to rebuild it all. We need to focus on getting Amiga reputation back. And that Amiga as from now on stands for what we all was and are. A userbase that is different and that we really care about each others.
Let us be the Spirit Of Amiga. Let us give Amiga a new life, a community that cares and that wants support from other big companies etc. Medias have allways been overwhelming positive over us. We cannot destroy it now. We need to focus on beeing an alternative platform to Linux, BeOS, Windows, MacOS etc.
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Now lets start to be what Amiga is allways been. The personal computer for home and entertainment areas!
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|We should all stand tougether! : Comment 64 of 76||ANN.lu|
|Posted by Janne on 17-Jul-2004 13:39 GMT|
|In reply to Comment 60 (Sammy Nordström):|
Yes, well, I'm glad we see eye to eye on lot of things. I don't really agree with your use of the word Amiga (I think that borders zealotry, not just brand loyalty), since I'm more of a "UNIX is more than just UNIX, it also means Linux etc." kind of a guy (meaning that I think practice has expanded the meaning of the word UNIX, just like Amiga, beyond its original brand scope), but otherwise, sure, we need to respect each other and build from that.
As for the original posting, I think we need to drop the religious references and the cult antics. That, really, is the thing that makes us look funny to the outside world. That includes postings like the original, where Amiga seems more like a religion.
I think we should drop excessive brand loyalty as well. UNIX purists usually look pretty bad to regular computing folk. So do Amiga purists, considering that anything left of Amiga these days can hardly be called pure... I recently bought a Mac, and they seem to have some of the weirdest purists around. They always look and make their computer of choice look bad. Misplaced loyalty. Luckily there are a lot of very nice Mac fans, who are far more reasonable. People who don't take everything from Apple as gospel, but really think for themselves. We should look things as users, not as company reps.
The "spirit of Amiga" can be vodka with AmiCola mixer for all I care.
For me this is not about ideology or coming up with rallying calls for the troops (that part of me woke up a long time ago). I'm just saying lets be practical about this: We have three essentially API compatible platforms, all very much Amiga-like, each with its unique strengths and each with its own following. There is more to be gained by working, no matter how loosely, together than by trying to tear us all apart. One couldn't completely succeed in the latter anyway, even if you tried - some contact between the parties would always remain.
This is one case where far more can be accomplished by trying to take some positive steps, even if they are small ones and even if they make you gringe personally.
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