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[News] Now we know why the Walker looked odd....ANN.lu
Posted on 21-Oct-2002 10:18 GMT by Joe "Floid" Kanowitz11 comments
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MorphOS-News points out another Pegasos demo, "at the BeOS fair 'BeGeistert' in Düsseldorf." Photos and translation.
What caught my eye was a sketch of a Walker tower, which finally explains that case design. Hope it's not old news.
Now we know why the Walker looked odd.... : Comment 1 of 11ANN.lu
Posted by RC on 21-Oct-2002 09:06 GMT
Yes..the Walker was supposed to be a space conservative design that grew with you from the bottom up. That is one of the resaons it is such a smart device..both then and now..
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Posted by MrZammler on 21-Oct-2002 12:22 GMT
Yeap, the walker was really something. I liked it's design, but most people seemed to dislike it. I wonder if there are any prototypes out there...
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Posted by RC on 21-Oct-2002 12:54 GMT
In reply to Comment 2 (MrZammler):
There are at least two cases,a nd four circuit boards. One case and two circuit boards can be immediatley accounted for.
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Posted by Amigacooke on 21-Oct-2002 13:09 GMT
Good design, but it does look a bit like a Dalek.
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Posted by Elektro on 21-Oct-2002 13:55 GMT
the idea was cool but the top part was still kinda ugly and could've been nicer.
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Posted by Anonymous on 21-Oct-2002 14:45 GMT
In reply to Comment 3 (RC):
Ah, Ryan is back again. Ryan, why are you posting here instead of doing the two things you promised would be done in September, namely
1. Updating Merlancia web site to remove the many outdated or broken parts.
2. Filing your four outstanding annual reports, and paying the State of Arizona the hundreds of dollars that you still owe them
Why would anyone do business with your company when it could take you 14 months to sort out some simple paperwork and write a cheque ? If it's too much bother to run a company properly, why not just quit ?
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Posted by Senex on 21-Oct-2002 15:34 GMT
Well, regarding the latest statement by Thendic-France (see news-item "Thendic-France about AmigaOS4") it could be the Walker will be reborn. :-)
Maybe this "hoover" is the "Video-Microwave" Thendic is speaking about on their new Pegasos-website (http://www.thendic-france.com/TECH/GE/products/pegasos/pegasos.htm)?
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Posted by anonymous on 21-Oct-2002 17:39 GMT
In reply to Comment 6 (Anonymous):
"Ah, Ryan is back again. Ryan, why are you posting here instead of doing the two things you promised would be done in September, namely..."
Sounds like he brought along one of the Dave's too.
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Posted by anonymous on 21-Oct-2002 17:41 GMT
Ok, this basically looks like a typical mini-tower inspired by someone with a phallic obsession.
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Posted by Rob on 21-Oct-2002 22:21 GMT
If you just looked at the side view from the sketch you could easily
think it was supposed to be some sort waste bin.
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Posted by gary_c on 22-Oct-2002 00:18 GMT
In reply to Comment 10 (Rob):
To me, the design would work better if the bottom section wasn't a simple rectangle, but segmented by horizontal lines in some way. When I first heard of the Walker and how it could be added on to, I thought maybe there'd be something like rather flat drive-bay-sized sections stuck under it that'd be well-defined visually. It'd be something like how a component stereo looks when you stack the pieces, though maybe a little smoother. Anyway, the sketch is just a sketch. I imagine if the Walker was going to be put into production, the designers would think about how to make it more interesting. There's no point in doing it if it just looks like an ordinary PC case with a weird top.
-- gary_c
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