On July 23, 1985, the Commodore Amiga was officially launched in New York. During the launch party, Andy Warhol did live image manipulation of portraits of Debbie Harry, lead singer of Blondie.
The Commodore Amiga introduced 16bit technology to home computers. Due to its extended use of specialized circuitry for dedicated tasks like music generation and video processing, it was the most powerful personal computer of its era and almost instantly made its way into many TV studios.
Its decline started when IBM compatible PC’s became more and more powerful in multimedia issues. The brand name “Amiga” has changed owners many times since then. The operating system, which is very Unix-like and allowed multitasking already back in 1985 can be licensed for different hardware platforms – without apparent success. Imho.
I myself used an Amiga 2000 for many years – and only a few days ago wrote about its gaming qualities – not knowing that the Anniversary would be imminent.
Thanks to Detlef for bringing this to my attention.