posted on Dec, 16 2018 @ 01:17 PM
a reply to: SlowNail
I could never afford it when I was a kid but always wanted an Amiga, the original one but the ST actually won out in the war between the two system's
despite inferior specifications (they both used the 68000 at first and later iteration's of the same chip later on as there CPU) because it was
cheaper and while it's on board sound was also inferior the ST had a midi interface which made it a hit with musician's.
Also later on it became more common sense to have an ST as while they both had plenty of software the ST had far more and was cheaper than the Amiga
version of the software as well.
You know the world could have looked very different, the Original Amiga concept was not as a computer but as a game's console before commodore bought
it up - turned it into a PC and ramped up the price astronomically above what the inventor had intended to sell his machine for originally - it was
too far ahead of it's time and the launch market for such a console was non existent at the time, also it did not have a killer game to launch with
which was a trade trick for the successful console company's of the time.
As you know the ST was a result of a former commodore guy buying Atari AFTER he ran commodore into the ground and then building up that company, all
about shares and making money I am afraid but they were both great machines despite the board room guy's and there squabbles and the ST was by far the
more successful of the two, the more affordable and the more beloved of musician's thanks' to that midi port as standard.