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Amiga, Inc.[edit]

I just created this article called "Amiga Corporation". It deals with the history of the company that created the Lorraine, later to be called the Amiga, computer. To put together the article, I got information first from the Jay Miner article then from Commodore International. There is no information about Amiga, Inc. in the Atari article. But the information that I did find is somewhat contradictory. I meshed it as best as I can, but I suggest that the contradictions be decided in this article and then be distributed back to the other two articles. Val42 00:46, 19 November 2005 (UTC)

Just to add some confusion, Amiga Inc is a company which still exists today [1], but at the moment, Amiga, Inc. redirects here, ie, Amiga Corporation. I don't know whether they should be mentioned in the same article or should be separate articles, but it's misleading to have Amiga, Inc. redirecting to a page talking about a company which is now defunct. Mdwh 16:53, 26 November 2005 (UTC)
I originally created the article as "Amiga, Inc.". I found out later that the original company was called "Amiga Corporation" and that the other name is the current company; they weren't both the same name, though close. I agree that there should be an article about the current Amiga company, "Amiga, Inc.", but right now, I could only create a stub for it. Val42 17:00, 26 November 2005 (UTC)
Amiga, Inc. and Amiga (disambiguation) articles have now been created. Other pages have been updated appropriately. Val42 17:43, 26 November 2005 (UTC)

Just thinking[edit]

Whatever would have happened if Amiga had not been bought out by Commodore? I think my teenage life would have been much more different. — JIP | Talk 22:08, 2 January 2006 (UTC)

NPOV[edit]

"From this point on the former Amiga Corporation was a division of Commodore. Over the next few years Commodore's management proved to be as annoying as Atari's, and most of the team members left or were fired."

"proved to be as annoying..." strikes me as lazy, if not in contradiction of the NPOV policy of Wikipedia. Most observers aren't entirely happy with Commodore's managing of the Amiga, but "annoying" doesn't really explain what those concerns with, it's just a subjective insult.

Dave Haynie quote about Amiga/Atari loan[edit]

This Usenet post by Dave Haynie seems to contradict the claim made elsewhere about the loan. I slapped a {{dubious}} on the original claim, but removed it as the reference given had some good evidence. Haynie's version of events is still worth reading, however. Fourohfour 15:34, 9 November 2006 (UTC)

The problem with that post though is that it incorrectly states Tramiel loaned the money, when it was Warner Atari that did the loan. Secondly, Haynie (by his own admission in that post) wasn't around at the time these dealings were happening, and much of what people (including later Amiga people) go on has been the missinformation by RJ Mical. The document provided as reference is one of several that Curt (the site owner and historian) has. Likewise, Joe Decuir (who was at both companies during the time of these happenings) has confirmed it. --Marty Goldberg 16:19, 9 November 2006 (UTC)

Santa Clara?[edit]

This article says that Amiga was in Santa Clara. My understanding has always been that it was in Los Gatos. A few other Wikipedia articles (e.g., Amiga Ranger Chipset, Jay Miner) also refer to Los Gatos. Anyone have any reliable source either way? TJRC (talk) 02:28, 6 December 2012 (UTC)