|[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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|Posted by Janne on 16-Jul-2004 18:42 GMT|
|In reply to Comment 7 (Sammy Nordström):|
>It's a utopia. The "choices" available to us are in direct competition with
>each other and the companies behind them are doing everything they can to
>oppose each others efforts.
But there really isn't any need for it to be a utopia. While it certainly remains to be seen if it ends up that way, I really don't see any pressing reason why it should be like that.
Sure, I agree we have competing companies out there, and agreed, they are not exactly on the best of terms, but why should that reflect to the user base? Let the companies do what they do. That doesn't mean the users (or third party companies) can't stick together - no matter how loosely that might be.
I certainly agree that for many of us it may be too late. We all have our biases and years of neglect by one party or the other has left its mark. Very few of us are really fair nor objective - not you, not me. And no amount of "you knows" or quotes from dictionary.com is really going to change that.
We are what we are, and objectivity left town long ago.
However, we are not the beginning nor are we end of this community. If there truly is a resurrection or a market or two (odds of which are another debate alltogether), new faces will bring in new ideas and new priorities. Some of these people could well see multiple solutions they like and synergies would be found (and I'd wager such synergies have already been found). Just like the *nix world. Certaily there are the purists and fans of particular solutions, but there are also tons of cross-platform solutions too. What benefits Linux often benefits NetBSD benefits MacOS X benefits UNIX and so on.
Why not Amiga?
Because we are blind zealots? Well. We are blind zealots, but luckily not the whole world is that way and perhaps, just perhaps, some of that rest of the world comes down pouring on us one day...
We might at least, in our infinite blindness and zealotry, try to give it a fighting chance.
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