Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 2nd Nov 2010 18:00 UTC
Amiga & AROS Always wanted to own the IP and trademarks of one of the most innovative computer brands in history? A brand carried by a computer which was easily ten years ahead of its time, capable of multitasking (in colour) with multiple resolutions displayed at the same time, while Windows were still windows and the Mac couldn't hold more than 8 pages in its word processor on its single-tasking monochrome operating system? Yes, Bill McEwen's Amiga, Inc. is selling the Amiga trademark and all associated IP. It's not like the guy was doing anything with it anyway.
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KLU9
Member since:
2006-12-06

So something's not vaporware because it's been publicly demoed? And because you can see that demo online?

Well, sir/madam, perhaps you'd be interested in pre-ordering a Phantom games console: here's the video with the demo:
- http://www.g4rewind.com/videos/e3/E3_Pulse_Live_Daily_Day3.wmv

I accept cheques and money orders. ;)

Seriously, a public demo is practically a requirement for something to qualify as vaporware. And it remains vaporware till the day you or I can actually buy the darned thing.

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Raffaele Member since:
2005-11-12

So something's not vaporware because it's been publicly demoed? And because you can see that demo online?

[CUT]

Seriously, a public demo is practically a requirement for something to qualify as vaporware. And it remains vaporware till the day you or I can actually buy the darned thing.


Nice try, but not, you missed the point and you made a wrong example.

There is no phantom consoles and no phantom computers...

But sure the history of computers is full of computers that did not left the stage of prototype, but are sure real things.

Commodore engineer Dave Haynie still owns a running prototype of Amiga3000 equipped with AGA graphic chipset, and he use this computer all for himself.

http://www.thule.no/haynie/

In AmigaWest exhibit it has seen a real thing, a running prototype of AmigaONE X-1000 in action. This fact immediately made ceasing the status of vaporware.

Now the next step is to made manifactured a first bunch of new AmigaONE X-1000 motherboards aimed at hitting the market.

And despite of any bad luck, we hope that this next logic step in the development process of any line of computers will be made soon for AmigaONE X-1000 too.

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henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

"So something's not vaporware because it's been publicly demoed? And because you can see that demo online?

[CUT]

Seriously, a public demo is practically a requirement for something to qualify as vaporware. And it remains vaporware till the day you or I can actually buy the darned thing.


Nice try, but not, you missed the point and you made a wrong example.
"

I think you actually missed the point.

There is no phantom consoles and no phantom computers...


But it was obviously publicly demoed, and the guy was actually shown using it/playing games.

(..snipped pointless comparisons..)

In AmigaWest exhibit it has seen a real thing, a running prototype of AmigaONE X-1000 in action. This fact immediately made ceasing the status of vaporware.


Well, no - this is exactly like the demo shown in that video. You suppose that the Phantom guys were not allowing the general conference delegates to look at/try the product?

Now the next step is to made manifactured a first bunch of new AmigaONE X-1000 motherboards aimed at hitting the market.


And then, and only then, will it cease to be vapourware. Like the man said, until you can actually buy it, it is not a consumer product.

And despite of any bad luck, we hope that this next logic step in the development process of any line of computers will be made soon for AmigaONE X-1000 too.


I wish them all the luck in the world - I still own Amiga hardware. But, it doesn't change the fact that with zero products available to consumers, the X1000 does not exist as anything but Vapourware.

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