Odd Places

Thanks to its graphic and multi-task capabilities, the Amiga found its way in verious places and is still used/remembered fondly by its users. Here are some odd places where the Amiga could/can be found...


Grand Rapids Public Schools, in 2015

It turned out in the new that an Amiga 2000 has been running for 30 years in Grand Rapids and controls the heat and air conditioning at 19 Grand Rapids Public Schools through radio-frequency... They claim that it would cost $1.5 and 2 million dollars to replace it


Nintendo DSOrganize, in 2014

I found somewhere in the Internet this photo of a Guru meditation in the Nintendo DSOrganize software! Can't recall where I found it and it could be a fake but who knows...


OpenSubtitles.org, in 2012

Guru Meditation at OpenSubtitles.org in 2012

In 2012, I was looking for some subtitles on OpenSubtitles.org and, for some unknown reason, the Web application or the server crashed with a message that includes: "Guru Meditation"... Someone running this Web site must have some nostalgia!


Grand Hotel Haeundae, Busan, Korea, in 2004


Amiga used in Grand Hotel Haeunde, Busan, Korea in 2004

In 2004, I had the chance to attend the 11th Asia-Pacific Software Engineering Conference (APSEC 2004) in Busan, Korea. The conference took place at the Grand Hotel Haeundea (해운대그랜드호텔, 부산, 대한민국) and I stayed there for convenience... and what a surprise, when browsing the TV channels, to find the hotel advertisement with an Amiga pointer!


CAMAC, BGO, and L3 at CERN, in the 1990s

An Amiga 1000 was used to handle a detector consisting of an electromagnetic calorimeter containing bismuth germanate (BGO) crystalsin, part of the L3 experiment carried out at CERN in the 1990s, through a CAMAC bus/interface. CERN even mentioned that in some minutes that a spare Amiga was available (where is it now???) in case of failure... Cool stuff . There is even a M.Sc. thesis about the Amiga driver (in French).


U.S.A. Central Intelligence Agency, in the 1980s

Apparently, the CIA bought Amiga-based computer systems to analyse photos... Incredible, isn't it?



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