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September Seems Nice For a Kickstart Meet

Well, the interest in getting Kickstart back up and running with physical meets has been far greater than I could have imagined. So much so, that I’m going to look at arranging an inaugural meet some time in September.

Venue is still to be confirmed, but Brook Hall in Ottershaw, our original home (now renamed Ottershaw Village Hall), is definitely a possibility given the nice location, it has plenty of parking and there’s a pub next door. Wherever we end up booking, it will be in the Surrey, Bucks or Berkshire area on the border with London to allow for good motorway access and ideally, a nearby train station.

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Here We Go Again

Amiga Range of Computers
The Commodore Amiga – A Range of Computers That Spanned Two Decades

Back in 1997, the Amiga as a platform was dying. Commodore had gone bust, Escom (the company that bought most of Commodore’s assets, including the Amiga) also went bust after over-stretching itself. Various other attempts to rescue the Amiga platform from the wreckage ended up being little more than a joke that came to nothing. It fell to the remaining users and the rest of the grassroots community such as the vendors still in the market and the last embers of Amiga media to support each other and keep the platform alive. This is how Kickstart was born.

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