Joe Pillow

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Joe Pillow was a fictional character created by Commodore International[verification needed] while developing the Amiga home computer.

Initially Joe Pillow was the name given on the ticket for the extra airline seat purchased to hold the first Amiga prototype while on the way to the January 1984 Consumer Electronics Show. The airlines required a name for the airline ticket and Joe Pillow was born. The engineers who flew with the Amiga prototype (codenamed Lorraine) drew a happy face on the front of the pillowcase and even added a tie.[1]

Joe Pillow extended his fifteen minutes of fame when the Amiga went to production. All 53 Amiga team members who worked on the project signed the Amiga case. This included Joe Pillow and Jay Miner's dog Michy who each got to "sign" the case in their own unique way.[2]


  1. ^ Reimer, Jeremy (2007-08-21). "A history of the Amiga, part 3: The first prototype". Ars Technica. Retrieved 2007-10-25. 
  2. ^ Reimer, Jeremy (2007-10-21). "A history of the Amiga, part 4: Enter Commodore". Ars Technica. Retrieved 2007-10-25. 

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