Jimmy Maher, author of The future was here, is currently publishing an incredibly interesting series of articles titled The 68000 wars. Part 1 and part 2 have been published so far, and they’re definitely worth a read.
I do have one tiny niggle with part 1 – it’s a very tiny niggle that in no way detracts from the pleasure of reading these articles, but my heritage demands I point it out.
The Amiga was stuck in the past way of doing things, thus marking the end of an era as well as the beginning of one. It was the punctuation mark at the end of the wild-and-wooly first decade of the American PC, the last time an American company would dare to release a brand new machine that was completely incompatible with what had come before.