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From Blighty with love: Last days of a Commodore factory.

I wanted to post this video earlier but I lost the link. But now I have found it again and I want to present you with a unique view of the end of a giant.

Commodore.

Dave Haynie takes us for a look round one of the Amiga production facilities in West Chester, PA. The site closed in April of 1994. It’s a stark and saddening tour of what would have been a busy hub of Commodore.

CritAnime

I grew up in the magical 8-bit era of computers and consoles. I saw the games crash and saw the recovery from it with the NES. I will always have my trusty C64 in my office and when the need arises I will pop a tape in the Datasette and play some classic games.

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5 thoughts on “From Blighty with love: Last days of a Commodore factory.

  1. As a loyal Amiga owner, I have seen this video several timers and it saddens me every time. I suppose nobody can stay on top forever. I’ll always have memories of the outstanding games and functionality this system had. I probably owe my degree in Radio and Television production to the Amiga and the video toys I played with in high school that took me in that direction in college.

  2. If things had have been different, if the decisions made hadn’t been made, if the events that transpired towards the end of Commodore’s life span hadn’t have happened, then would they be still around today?

    Seeing this video it is saddening to see how easily a great company like Commodore can crumble almost over night. Like yourself I am a keen Commodore fan and own several C64’s, an Amiga 600 and 1200. However with the various Commodore and Amiga communities around the world the Commodore spirit is still alive and kicking. :)

  3. I love it when strong concepts or companies live on through a strong community! it’s like they never die and that’s one of the great things about sites like the Retroist! Fantastic post Crit!

  4. I think all the various retro computer communities help to keep the spirits alive. But the Commodore communities certainly have it for me. Just the list of mods, hack and projects that are still happening for these computers is outstanding. And I am sure that Jay Miner would be proud of everything that is been done today by the various fan communities.

    I love these computers and they have been the best machines I have ever used. Even my beloved MacBook doesn’t feel the same as when I start my Amiga’s and C64’s :)

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