Hi there. I am an Amiga enthousiast from The Netherlands with a keen interest in technology and UX-design. My first encounter with the Amiga was in 1985 in Aachen, Germany. I was 11 years old at the time. I saw this wonderfull machine, an A1000. It had an immediate appeal. 2 years later my parents bought an Amiga A500 for me and my brother. Soon all my friends also bought one. Those were the days wih Deluxe Paint II, doing my homework on I believe, Wordcraft. But the real stuff was off course gaming with one´s friends: Defender of The Crown, Test Drive, Kick Off, Sensible Soccer, Silkworm, Super Hangon, Operation Wolf, Ik+, Battle Squadron. Up to this day there still are no games that can reach the level of playability and appeal the Amiga games had, nor the graphical sophistication and distinct style of that era.
At university it was first PC and then Mac, but I still missed the days of Amiga. It was just such an integrated complete machine with much thought put into it in hindsight, immediately tangible for the user. I kept the nostalgia alive by emulating an A500. This year I decided to buy the machine that sparked my interest in computing and bought an Amiga A1000 PAL. I will need some help getting stuff up to snuff. Cheers!