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24.Jun.2001
Otto Dette (E-Mail)


Benelux Amiga Show: Report and Pictures by the AUC-HB
The Amiga User Club Bremen, AUC-HB, has send us an extended report and these nice pictures from the BAS 2001.

Report about the Benelux Amiga Show 2001 in Rotterdam, Netherlands

In the morning at 3:00 h four members from Nordenham, Leer, Langwedel, Bremen of the Amiga User Club Bremen met to travel to the show. After four hours of traveling by car we arrived in the Hammerstraat in northern Rotterdam.

We were hungry and wanted something to eat in a moment (Mc´D or some bakery). But unfortunately we had to realize, that hairdressers open their shops before the bread shops; not to talk about Mc´D, cause they open not before 9:00 am. After we finally found a baker, who pleased us with a marvelous breakfast, we went to the show which was supposed to begin on 10:00 am.

On 9:30 am Juergen Haage and Petry Tyschtschenko arrived by taxi. Since we know Mr. Haage and Petro in person we had a short talk. Mr. Haage and Petro then disappeared to join a meeting with Fleecy Moss, Alan Redhouse, and Ben Hermans.

On 11:00 am, one hour later than announced, the inlet started. The admission charge for visitors from outside was at the promised DM5. Our impression was that the organizers really took pain to build up the show. The show was arranged on two floors. There were enough seats and room for discussions.

At one booth we could have a look at an Amiga 4000D with the Prometheus PCI board by Matay, equipped with a Voodoo 3000 and running the game Heretic II. We were glowing by the display by this graphics board.

At the booth beside of this booth a PC with the AmigaSDK installed was running. We were impressed by this presentation, too. Moreover several Amigas from club-members were networked and a LAN party took place.

Petro opened the Amiga museum with a speech and then was helpful and councillor and his assistance was heavily enlisted; he handed out stickers and pins.

The show was attended very well and from 2:00 pm it was really filled, since the Scala presentation of the AmigaONE took place, done via screen by Alan Redhouse and Martin Schueler. They had a good projector and sound was well, so everyone could get it.

The strategy for AmigaONE and AmigaOS 4 to 5 was put across, but which was already known by us. During the break we had the opportunity to have a look at the AmigaONE board plugged into a V-Tower. We don't want to address the information we got from Martin Schueler, now. The board was shown working, but we can imagine it to able to be presented working, soon.

During the discussion with Fleecy Moss, Juergen Haage, Alan Redhouse, Ben Hermans, and Martin Schueler queries regarding the AmigaONE AND AmigaOS 4 - 5 could be done. This was richly done, and as we learned the organizer of the show is about to put those questions and answers online.

We took a lot of pictures on the show, but to edit all of them will take some time. We handed out to amiga-news.de a first selection. Our video specialist Ralf has done a video of the show for our members.


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We met Mrs. and Mr. Does (Vesalia, German Amiga vendor) and Jens Schoenfeld (Individual Computer) and intensively talked. The show was a clear success to us not comparable with the last years' shows in Cologne and Neuss, since that was an Amiga only show. We felt to be part of a big community. From Mr. Haage we got the latest BoingBag for OS3.9 on a bank card sized CD. At 4:00 pm we went on our journey back home to Bremen.

Thanks to the organizers of the Benelux Amiga Show 2001 !!!

Amiga User Club Bremen (ps)

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