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1: Outside the show room, just before 10 am. Not the kind of waiting line I had expected.
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2: In the entrance area, a neat timeline entitled The Amiga's Place in History was displayed.
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3: In the AOne corner, Justin and Alan Redhouse were already heavily engaged in conversation.
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4: The conference area sound system is checked one last time.
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5: Gunne Steen (GGS-Data) in his booth. The closest, empty table is to be occupied by Jens Schönfeld a bit later.
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6: Justin's AmigaOne - yeah, still running Linux. But I wonder how many hardware and firmware upgrades that machine has seen.
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7: Oh boy, sorry about that. Guess the camera's autofocus fell in love with the Boing Ball mouse mats while I was drooling over Gunne's AOne case (right), totally outshadowing that quaint little Pegasos case (left). If we had to choose our next machine based on the case, there would be no doubt for me (there still isn't, actually).
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8: One of the most modified A1200s I've ever seen still in its original case. Cramped style, he called it. You bet.
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9: Genesi's stand. Not like in Aachen, but still an eye-catching demonstration setup. Pity it didn't work so well, as e.g. the infrared mice had trouble communicating with their receivers, and the keyboards were more pretty than practical. Oh well. Have a T-shirt, man.
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10: These guys had almost one of each of every Amiga model ever made. And many of them were running, and doing useful things too. Well, a matter of taste, I suppose. But just look at that game controller board.
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11: Once again, there were also a couple of Atari geeks.
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12: Some of the Genesi folks running their presentation. I have to admit I didn't follow much of it, though.
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13: But now we're getting ready for Alan Redhouse's speech, and almost everybody in the house is already seated.
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14: Jens Schönfeld arrived in the meantime, bringing with him a stack of the long awaited new Delfina sound cards. Not sure that's what he's holding, though, it might be a CatWeasel.
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15: Some of the crowd waiting for Alan's speech. That's my chair with my newly bought Delfina card there in the foreground. Ole-Egil and Justin are on the other side of the aisle in the front row.
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16: As usual these days, nobody with any influence in the Amiga world can start a presentation without a bit of rumour control. What have we come to, guys?
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17: IBM as good guys in the Amiga's future. Who'd 've thunk it 15 years ago?
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18: Hey, a couple of thousand of those, and we'd soon find those ETs out there! Not to mention which question 42 was really the answer to.
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19: Cool - in more than one way. Let's hope we actually see those, or something like them.
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20: Alan answering questions after his speech.
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21: An Amiga, miscellaneous bits of hardware and the good old Abacus/Becker Amiga System Programmer's Handbook - yeah, we're ready to have some fun.
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22: Still don't like it? Hey, have a T-shirt anyway, man. (Disclaimer: I have no idea whether that guy liked Pegasos/MorphOS or not).
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23: Gunne Steen demonstrating his Pegasos machine, running first Linux, then MorphOS. A couple of things didn't quite go as planned, though, which was a pity.
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24: Hey, wow, man, like ... psychedelic!
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25: I liked that little clay Boing ball. I guess I should have bought one. But where would I put it? Hanging from the rear-view mirror, maybe?
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26: Grand-daddy of them all, good old A1000. With an original Swedish brochure, no less.
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27: The black sheep of the family, the CDTV.
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28: The AmigaOne corner from behind. Closest to the camera is the one belonging to Kjell from AmiGBG, one of the busy arrangers of the event. Justin is to the left, and to the right is Ole-Egil's machine with himself almost hidden behind it (I think).
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29: Adam Chodorowsky starting his AROS presentation.
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30: Now, that's cool. The cat is actually a window, they can be any shape you like. And you can click through the holes onto whatever is behind it. Err ... but where's the close gadget?
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31: A last view from the parking lot back at the show building after a long, nice day.
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