Back my up-coming new book, ‘From Vultures To Vampires’
Following on from the success of the no-holds-barred account from inside the company, Commodore: The Inside Story, former Commodore UK managing director David Pleasance announces his second book, detailing the shocking story of what happened to the Amiga computer and brand after the demise of Commodore International.
The story of how the Amiga – a computer that was at least a decade ahead of everything else on the market – was led to its early demise by deceit, backstabbing and vultures eager to pick apart its carcass, remains largely untold to this day.
David has teamed up with industry figurehead and Amiga fan Trevor Dickinson for this thrilling second instalment of the Amiga story, and examines 25 years of change of ownership, asset stripping, legal battles, and the many companies/individuals whose sole intention appears to have been based on greed. However as we all know – Amiga is the machine they have since dubbed, ‘the computer that refuses to die’.
David and Trevor will guide you through the woes of the Amiga in the painful post-Commodore years, up to the present day, where the Amiga has enjoyed a phoenix-like resurrection due to its army of loyal fans who continue to cherish and push the machine beyond all imagined limits.
In spite of the turmoil and copyright chaos that blighted much of the development activity, over the last few years, some of the most incredible technology ever produced have been brought to market and this book not only identifies but celebrates these achievements.
From Vampires To Vultures: 25 Years of Copyright Chaos and Technology Triumphs is live on Kickstarter now!
Buy my previous book, Commodore: The Inside Story, detailing the untold story of a computer giant, available in hardback, e-book and audio book formats.