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[News] PopSci.com on "Gateway Amiga"...ANN.lu
Posted on 24-Feb-2000 21:28 GMT by Christian Kemp16 comments
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Gateway inside information or just a reporter stuck in a time loop? Popular Science reports the Amiga computer is set to make a comeback thanks to Gateway’s plan to introduce its Amiga Multimedia Convergence Computer. The article is indeed dated "February 2000", but the information contained seems to be many, many months old and long obsolete. Any comments?
PopSci.com on "Gateway Amiga"... : Comment 1 of 16ANN.lu
Posted by Jerry on 23-Feb-2000 23:00 GMT
I saw that as well. I don't know what the deal was with that article.
At first I was thinking... maybe gateway fooled us as well as the entire world about their outragous withdraw on amiga.
than I thought......nah.... the article is just to damn old.
most likely.
PopSci.com on "Gateway Amiga"... : Comment 2 of 16ANN.lu
Posted by Funny on 24-Feb-2000 23:00 GMT
Strange,I just readed famous russian site where they also say about gateways plans
with Amiga...
www.reactor.ru who speak by russian...;)
article dated 23 February....;)
Again,very old site
PopSci.com on "Gateway Amiga"... : Comment 3 of 16ANN.lu
Posted by Edie Goldstein on 24-Feb-2000 23:00 GMT
Obviously this article came out 2 months too early.
It must have been meant for April 1st.

Edie
PopSci.com on "Gateway Amiga"... : Comment 4 of 16ANN.lu
Posted by Dave Leeds on 24-Feb-2000 23:00 GMT
Well, it's better than being studiously ignored by them, which is what usually happens.
It's nothing new-they preview LOTS of things that never come out-like Moller's flying car-which pisses me off. It's the 21st Century, and I WANT MY FLYING CAR, DAMN IT!! They've only promised it for what, 50 years now?
PopSci.com on "Gateway Amiga"... : Comment 5 of 16ANN.lu
Posted by AGregory on 24-Feb-2000 23:00 GMT
Kinda does make you wonder about the accuracy on different types
of products that PopSci reports on.....they way they describe it, it had some features
missing,plus the report says it would have the Transmeta chip in it.
So dust off your hot/cold autoadjusting sweater, get in your
90 mpg SUV, drive to the computerized highway, talk on your
wristwash 2 way TV/stereo/Cray and get moving!!! too bad for
PopSci. Has anyone pointed out to them their mistake on the Amiga
report????
PopSci.com on "Gateway Amiga"... : Comment 6 of 16ANN.lu
Posted by Steve Crietzman on 24-Feb-2000 23:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 4 (Dave Leeds):
Yeah... they don't ignore us, they just get all their facts wrong... proving their total ignorance :-) Then, of course, there is the possibility that... ohhh never mind, it's too early in the morning for a new conspiracy theory!
PopSci.com on "Gateway Amiga"... : Comment 7 of 16ANN.lu
Posted by Elliott Olson on 24-Feb-2000 23:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 5 (AGregory):
If someone does, I hope they point out how REALLY OLD the news is and mentions at least the December sale to Bill and Fleecy.
PopSci.com on "Gateway Amiga"... : Comment 8 of 16ANN.lu
Posted by Len Carsner on 24-Feb-2000 23:00 GMT
Perhaps what happened was they gatheres the info ages ago, droppes it when Gateway pulled the plug,
then heard about the buyout and "assumed" they would be continuing wth the same project.
Since they probably have a 60 day lead time for articles, they may have wanted to report
on what happened but didn't have time to verify the new owners intents.
PopSci.com on "Gateway Amiga"... : Comment 9 of 16ANN.lu
Posted by Chris on 24-Feb-2000 23:00 GMT
Give you some idea how relevant and up-to-date Popular Science is... ;)
PopSci.com on "Gateway Amiga"... : Comment 10 of 16ANN.lu
Posted by Jofre Furtado on 24-Feb-2000 23:00 GMT
Hi, everyone- I just finished yelling at the Popular Science people online and told them to strip that bogus story down right away because it was totally bogus. I also filled them in on what REALLY happened, so hopefully they'll listen...
Amigans never say "DIE"!
PopSci.com on "Gateway Amiga"... : Comment 11 of 16ANN.lu
Posted by Ryan Blackerby on 24-Feb-2000 23:00 GMT
Well, that certainly looks as if someone is just a
little behind on technilogical times there.
PopSci.com on "Gateway Amiga"... : Comment 12 of 16ANN.lu
Posted by _rich_ on 24-Feb-2000 23:00 GMT
Was this printed in the mag? One thang to remember is that there is a lot of lead time for articles in most big popular mags. Most info will be anywhere from 1 to 4 months behind real time. AIR the lag time for articles in Confuser Shocker (Computer Shopper, USA) is 3 months.
If it was their web site then I can think of no excuse.
_rich_ AmigaLine OACES Fido BBS sysop 1:147/2020 member Team *AMIGA*
member OACES (Oklahoma Amiga Computer EnthusiastS) est. 1985
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PopSci.com on "Gateway Amiga"... : Comment 13 of 16ANN.lu
Posted by iank on 24-Feb-2000 23:00 GMT
Yeah, lead time on a hack rag like PS is about 3 months.
Waht's funny is one of the ATI centric fanboy sites picked this up and posted it. Pretty funny.
PopSci.com on "Gateway Amiga"... : Comment 14 of 16ANN.lu
Posted by Elliott Olson on 25-Feb-2000 23:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 13 (iank):
> Yeah, lead time on a hack rag like PS is about 3 months.
> Waht's funny is one of the ATI centric fanboy sites picked this up
> and posted it. Pretty funny.
And I heard about the PS Amiga item a month ago.
PopSci.com on "Gateway Amiga"... : Comment 15 of 16ANN.lu
Posted by Peganthyrus on 25-Feb-2000 23:00 GMT
1. Magazines are commonly dated one or more months in the future from their actual publication date. As an example, it's February 26th, and in today's and yesterday's mail I got several magazines dated March (including a PopSci, with a flying car on the cover). This is so they'll stick around on the newsstands longer.


2. In addition, lead times of several months are not at all uncommon. And don't forget time for various incarnations of Amiga to write and ship out press releases!


Counting back, by the time they got it, it was indeed somewhat old news, but not yet obsolete news, I'd believe.


On the other hand, the latest issue of Wired has an article on retrocomputing, which of course includes mention of the Amiga - and does mention that the current owners are Amino.

PopSci.com on "Gateway Amiga"... : Comment 16 of 16ANN.lu
Posted by Peganthyrus on 25-Feb-2000 23:00 GMT
1. Magazines are commonly dated one or more months in the future from their actual publication date. As an example, it's February 26th, and in today's and yesterday's mail I got several magazines dated March (including a PopSci, with a flying car on the cover). This is so they'll stick around on the newsstands longer.


2. In addition, lead times of several months are not at all uncommon. And don't forget time for various incarnations of Amiga to write and ship out press releases!


Counting back, by the time they got it, it was indeed somewhat old news, but not yet obsolete news, I'd believe.

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