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Posted on 31-Jul-2002 09:50 GMT by Andreas Loong11 comments
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For those who missed it (it were so many newsitems during the weekend), this site has all the interviews from the show. It also features a list of mirrors all over the world, a mirrored mpeg from when BillMcEwen talks about Amithlon.

Wbr Andreas Loong

AmiWest 2002 interviews : Comment 1 of 11ANN.lu
Posted by Andreas Loong on 31-Jul-2002 07:56 GMT
I was trying to add this to the 'files'-section, but that didn't go too well.
Oh well.. :)
AmiWest 2002 interviews : Comment 2 of 11ANN.lu
Posted by Andreas Loong on 31-Jul-2002 07:59 GMT
I would also like to take this oppurtunity to thank all of those who has put up their own mirrors. I know some of your lines was really hogged there for a while.
Thanks again, guys & gals!
//Andreas Loong
AmiWest 2002 interviews : Comment 3 of 11ANN.lu
Posted by Bill "Tekmage" Borsari on 31-Jul-2002 13:59 GMT
Let me also thank everyone who worked to snip out the audio and posted
them and those who mirror them! It's amazing for me to see that my
work is appreaciated it such a way. I could not do what I do with out
all of your help!
Special thanks to reflect (Andreas Loong) for starting the file
Bill "Tekmage" Borsari
Director UGN.
PS Robert from AmiWest, if you read this toss me a message, I never
got your email address :)
AmiWest 2002 interviews : Comment 4 of 11ANN.lu
Posted by anonymous on 31-Jul-2002 14:10 GMT
Just curious, but in Bill McEwen's speech was the silence imposed as a result of an NDA? There have been a couple of comments alluding to this, but it wasn't clear listening to the audio.
AmiWest 2002 interviews : Comment 5 of 11ANN.lu
Posted by Andreas Loong on 31-Jul-2002 14:22 GMT
In reply to Comment 4 (anonymous):
That was for the benefit of those people who were there, to give people an incentive to go to AmiWest, if I understood it correctly.
A special treatment for those who paid the entrance fee.
that's AFAIK.
AmiWest 2002 interviews : Comment 6 of 11ANN.lu
Posted by JKD on 31-Jul-2002 15:23 GMT
In reply to Comment 4 (anonymous):
No NDA just that the news is still very new and not meant to be in wider circulation until their partner announces. Bill asked Bill to mute it for this reason.
For the record the news was no big deal.
AmiWest 2002 interviews : Comment 7 of 11ANN.lu
Posted by anonymous on 31-Jul-2002 15:43 GMT
In reply to Comment 6 (JKD):
Not to sound dour, but for those that attended the show was Bill as unprepared and evasive in person as he sounded in the audio?
Granted, he's focusing on capital -- but apart from an admission that things are moving slowly and the game plan is now behind by 18 months, there didn't seem to be much substance to offer. He seemed to really stumble on questions concerning vision (the site is hopelessly dated and he wasn't aware of this?) and had to backtrack on the Amithlon demo.
Seems like a great guy, but I wasn't left with a clear sense of what is going on.
AmiWest 2002 interviews : Comment 8 of 11ANN.lu
Posted by BIll "Tekmage" Borsari on 31-Jul-2002 18:44 GMT
Bill McEwen is a VERY good speaker. So much so that my brother who got me hooked on the Amiga but has since lost interest was very interested in the AmigaDE and Amiga OS 4. I think everyone at the banquet was positive about the future for the Amiga. Bill McEwen is the first to admit that mistakes have been made in the past and of what they would do if they had the resources to do it. Currently they are focusing on area's of the most growth and most return. Their plan is to "break" in to the market and use that money to fund the development of a solution not just for PDA/CellPhones or desktop or servers, but a solution to computing. It's very ambious but hey why not :)
I can understand why Bill McEwen might not have all the details on something like Amithlon or even OS 4. Other people work at Amiga and hopefully they are handling those. Talking to Ben Hermens he made it sound as if OS 4 is not more then a few months off, same for the AmigaOne SE. I tend to beleive them more now since SO 4.0 did have pretty major feature creep (adding the 4.2 feature set in to 4.0) and I have seen the AmigaOne board running. What will happen in the next few months with these products only time will tell.
I've known Bill McEwen for many years starting at the first AmiWest. I can still remember his reaction to that first AmiWest and how excited he was by it. He is not here to screw us, like take the money and run. He is here and doing what he is doing because he believes this technology and the community behind it, can change the world.
I'm as sceptical as anyone about this stuff. I'll believe it when I can go to fry's or a another store walk up and touch a phone running Gobbler, or when I am running OS 4. It's been a VERY hard road with the economy as rough as it is the fact they are still in busniess is amazing. I wish them the best of luck.
Bill "Tekmage" Borsari
Director UGN
AmiWest 2002 interviews : Comment 9 of 11ANN.lu
Posted by Jerry Gibbons on 31-Jul-2002 18:46 GMT
Thanks for posting these interviews! Living in Michigan makes it pretty difficult to attend. I hope to see some AMIGA Shows appear in Columbus, Ohio or St. Louis, MO or Chicago, ILL in the future? I have been to many of them in the years past. Always had a GREAT time.
Could someone tell me John Zacharias is feeling well? He became ill at the last St. Louis show. I think he had a stroke or was it a heart problem? I need to contact him about an issue with his AEmail program.
AmiWest 2002 interviews : Comment 10 of 11ANN.lu
Posted by Andreas Loong on 31-Jul-2002 19:53 GMT
In reply to Comment 9 (Jerry Gibbons):
Yeah, it's kinda hard attending while in Sweden too.. :)
How many people was there, btw?
I hope I can come for the next show, that would be great :)
-- a --
AmiWest 2002 interviews : Comment 11 of 11ANN.lu
Posted by Paul T on 31-Jul-2002 20:48 GMT
In reply to Comment 9 (Jerry Gibbons):
John Z is still under medical care. He had a fairly major stroke at that past show and there was a big card at the entrance booth to send your wishes to him. He is still having significant problems and was not up to attending the show.
(John Z, a member of the AmiWest show sponsoring club, www.sacc.org, is author of what is reportedly a well-regarded Amiga mail program.) There may be news about him on the SACC site as well, I can't recall if that was updated.
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