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Why I’m not nostalgic for the 80s

This post is inspired by a typo. When someone talked about being nostalgic for the 1980s even though she didn’t grow up during that time, I replied: As someone who spent my 20s in the 80s, they all that great. — Matthew Arnold Stern (@maswriter) June 11, 2018 Oops. So am I or am I …

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The joy of primary sources

If you’ve done research, you’re familiar with primary sources. Reading first-hand accounts, viewing artifacts, and visiting the places you write about can help you bring a story to life. As I cleaned out our garage recently, I came across some of my old Amiga stuff. One was an issue of Amiga World magazine that published a …

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Technology and “adult entertainment”

The following post contains adult themes and links to NSFW content. When I went to my first CES in 1984, I heard stories of an “Adult Entertainment Pavilion.” I didn’t go because I had booth duty and mixed feelings about “adult entertainment” because of my father. My hornier coworkers came back with excited tales of …

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The latest, latest on Amiga

I admit that I’ve been wishy-washy about how I want to publish Amiga. I believe in independent publishing, but I also seek the validation of being selected by a publisher. So, I submitted Amiga to a publisher. A rejection? OK, I’ll publish it myself. Wait, another publisher is accepting submissions? OK, I’ll submit it to them. No …

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Commerce or art?

As I prepare Amiga to publish independently, I’ve been watching videos and reading articles to learn the best way to make a book marketable. At the same time, I’m crafting Amiga into a work I can be proud of. It’s my expression of the history of the computer industry and how I see the world today. …

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