Pictures from World of Amiga 2000 in Cologne

These are some slides I took at the World of Amiga 2000 show in Cologne.

A bit of background info: The two previous years, I went to the Cologne shows together with a couple of other Danish Amigans, Ole Friis Østergaard and Allan Odgaard; you can see some pictures from those two occasions here and here. This year, however, they could not join me because of exams and work etc., so instead of driving all the way by myself, I decided to go by plane. And then my wife decided to come along as well; she wanted to go shopping in Cologne while I was at the show.

We arrived in Cologne Friday afternoon and checked into the Jolly Hotel, a really nice hotel right next to the show premises in the new Media Park north of the city centre. I went to the show and the various seminars all day Saturday and most of the day Sunday, and we left for Copenhagen again Sunday afternoon.

The show was quite small compared to the previous Cologne shows, but not much smaller than the combined Amiga and Atari show in Neuss in June 2000, which I also attended. Most of the remaining German Amiga outfits were there, although some of them apparently had only been convinced at the last moment. I also again got to meet a few of my fellow translators and some betatesters and developers from the OS 3.9 project, which had just been finished for release at the show.

Fleecy Moss was there, filling in for Bill McEwen, who had some business meetings he couldn't miss. Fleecy got a bit unpopular by saying that they wanted to see a sale of 50.000 of OS 3.9 before they would start an OS 4.0 PPC project. But other than that, there seemed to be lots of interest in keeping the "momentum" going, even though Petro unfortunately was not at the show. Alan Redhouse from Eyetech told about the AmigaOne boards which seemed to be something a lot of users could see themselves upgrading to. And Elbox and Vesalia both showed their PCI busboards, which also proved very popular. There seemed to be quite a lot of people attending the show and spending money all over the place. All in all a nice show that I enjoyed visiting. Hopefully there will still be more of those to come.

Enjoy! And greetings to everybody I met there - and those I missed!

Niels Bache ( Niels Bache

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1: Media Park Building 7 - not much to show the way.Slide 1 2: A view past Building 7 to Building 6 with the oval conference room.Slide 2 3: Oh, so that's where they hide the entrance!Slide 3 4: Quite a crowd was already queued up inside.Slide 4 5: Audience waiting for OS 3.9 presentation.Slide 5 6: OS 3.9 in all its glory - clad in last year's winter clothes.Slide 6 7: Crowd listening to Fleecy Moss.Slide 7 8: Standing room was all that was left.Slide 8 9: Fleecy talking about OS 3.9 and how likely (or not) OS 4.0 is.Slide 9 10: Fleecy listening to the complaints from the audience.Slide 10 11: Fleecy suddenly had a lot of listening to do.Slide 11 12: But he also had some answers ready.Slide 12 13: Who said no new Amigas could be bought?Slide 13 14: DreiEinHalb Computer had the A1200s - from DEM 199.Slide 14 15: Elbox's stand was quite professional - could have fitted in at any trade show.Slide 15 16: Vesalia's stand drew lots of people.Slide 16 17: And so did Hyperion's, with their Heretic II demoed on a Voodoo graphics card via PCI.Slide 17 18: APC&TCP had a more quiet show - not a lot of stuff to see there.Slide 18 19: Various smaller stands along the foyer wall.Slide 19 20: Individual Computers' Jens Schönfeld - as usual busy answering questions about his hardware.Slide 20 21: Amiga Active Magazine had a corner of their own in Haage & Partner's stand.Slide 21 22: On the shared stand of and Amiga-Club, people were busy getting reports out from the show..Slide 22 23: The famous luggable Amiga.Slide 23 24: Media Park - that highrise building was currently up to storey 43.Slide 24 25: Media Park - Jolly Hotel to the left of the highrise building.Slide 25 26: Buildings 7 and 6 seen from across the lake and square.Slide 26 27: Jürgen Haage and Martin Steigerwald presenting OS 3.9 in more detail.Slide 27 28: A full room once more - this time to hear about AmigaOne.Slide 28 29: The partners involved in the AmigaOne project told about their respective areas.Slide 29 30: Neil Bothwick from Amiga Active (far left) leaves his cassette recorder to catch the words of Thomas Frieden (green sweatshirt), Alan Redhouse (behind Martin), and Martin Schüler (next to A4kT).Slide 30 31: From the AmigaOne presentation.Slide 31 32: Alan Redhouse of Eyetech elaborates on his slides.Slide 32 33: From the AmigaOne presentation.Slide 33 34: From the AmigaOne presentation.Slide 34 35: From the AmigaOne presentation.Slide 35 36: From the AmigaOne presentation.Slide 36 37: From the AmigaOne presentation.Slide 37 38: From the AmigaOne presentation.Slide 38 39: OS 3.9 betatesters' meeting. From left to right, fromt row: Sam Jordan, Andrea Vallinotto, Mario Cattaneo, Wolfgang Hosemann, ?, ?. Back row: ?, ?.Slide 39 40: OS 3.9 betatesters' meeting. From left to right, fromt row: Markus Pöllmann, Sam Jordan, Andrea Vallinotto, Mario Cattaneo. Back row: ?, ?.Slide 40 41: OS 3.9 betatesters' meeting. From left to right, fromt row: Wolfgang Hosemann, ?, ?.Slide 41 42: OS 3.9 betatesters' meeting. From left to right: Jürgen Haage, Martin Steigerwald, Jochen Becher.Slide 42 43: KDH Datentechnik - the whole family in action as usual.Slide 43 44: DreiEinHalb Computer still selling cheap A1200s on Sunday.Slide 44 45: The stand of the German AmigaOS magazine's publisher Falke Verlag with Thomas Raukamp among others.Slide 45 46: Fleecy Moss visiting the Elbox stand.Slide 46 47: Stefan Ossowski taking orders in his Schatztruhe stand.Slide 47 48: All hands on deck at Haage & Partner. From left to right: Bernadette (?), André Dörffler, Gudrun Haage, Jochen Becher.Slide 48 49: The luggable Amiga in action in the user group area.Slide 49 50: Left: The Alien Design people showing the pre-production version of the Repulse sound card. Right: The Amiga Active stand, Dave Stroud (?) presiding.Slide 50 51: Verkosoft's stand was almost like a garage sale.Slide 51 52: Markus Pöllmann and Jochen Becher introducing Storm C 4.Slide 52 53: A hardy band of stalwart developers that still stick with the Amiga, ready to be awed by Storm C 4.Slide 53

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