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This article was published on July 23, 2015

    Happy 30th birthday, Commodore Amiga!

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    Mic Wright is a journalist specialising in technology, music and popular culture. He lives in Dublin. He is on Twitter at @brokenbottleboy. Mic Wright is a journalist specialising in technology, music and popular culture. He lives in Dublin. He is on Twitter at @brokenbottleboy.

    Today is the 30th birthday of a bit of computer history. On July 23, 1985, Commodore released the Amiga and helped kick off an obsession with 16-bit graphics that continues today.

    If you happen to be in or around Mountain View, California, you can celebrate the auspicious event at the Computer History Museum’sAmiga 30 event which is running over the weekend.

    Amiga

    If you’re not – and you’re probably not – there’s a wealth of Amiga videos on YouTube to offer that nostalgia kick.

    And don’t forget the brand lives on with a company planning tablets and smartphones emblazoned with it and some of the games reborn on iOS.

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