Curious about "The Amiga Zone" I tried to look it up. It appears it had been a BBS back in the day run by Harv Laser. Laser is an interesting person in his own right. From his website:
So it appears he had a thriving amiga community BBS, but he also had an early days internet-based interface that leveraged the BBS somehow. Using the WayBackMachine, I found this from 1998 (I miss old sites like this): Don't you know that banner logo would have taken a while to load with a dial-up modem? Hah!have been a self-employed journalist since 1985 and have had over a thousand articles and product reviews published in sixteen different print magazines and web sites.
I started out back in 1985 writing about Amiga computers for over a dozen different print magazines.
Going back even further to 1997, I found this awesome example (fun stuff!): In any case, the Amiga Zone was one a cool place for Amigans to hang out. I wasn't a part of it, but it all sounds very cool and I'm glad to have a tiny piece of it represented on my desk.
Back to the Amigan I got the mug from, he decided to send me a second box of goodies for free when he realized he forgot to pack one of the mugs in the first shipment! I got all kinds a crazy stuff from the later Escom/Gateway era days.
Check this stuff out. This all mostly came from some conference in the late 1990s.
He also threw in a Mac Simulator for Amiga machines in the box, which comes on a CD-ROM. Talk about some weird, cool shiz! Anyhoo I'm going to try and see if Harv would want to chat about the old days at some point in the future. That would be very cool indeed.