Tag: Amiga

Viva Amiga (2017) and the Video Toaster: Revolution (1991)

Viva Amiga (2017) and the Video Toaster: Revolution (1991)

April 10, 2018 | By

Review of Zach Weddington’s swell documentary Viva Amiga (2017) on the iconic multimedia computer, links to a vintage demo video on NewTek’s Video Toaster, and links to a new blog on York University’s Film Program, circa 1987-1991.

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Digital: Viva Amiga (2016)

Digital: Viva Amiga (2016)

April 10, 2018 | By

When the Amiga computer made its auspicious 1985 debut in an elaborate product launch at Lincoln Center, it was another new player determined to assert itself in a market dominated by IBM, Apple, Atari, and Commodore, and for a while it seemed as though the big-thinking team behind the unconventional machine would find a place where it could gain followers, grow as a creative entity, and perhaps become a dominant player as a true multimedia, multitasking personal computer…

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