writes: "I read an awesome interview of Amiga head honchos by IBM's developerWorks folks. (Linked to from a cool microprocessor news site, www.jc-news.com/pc.) They discuss Amiga's new technology and marketing tactics, suitably referred to as the 'new Amiga.' Instead of developing new Amiga hardware, they're using a code-morphing virtual-machine to run on existing platforms ... but most notably it will translate their 'VP' code into native instead of interpreting it, running blindingly fast! Not only that, they'll be bringing awesome hardware acceleration to OSes like Linux when they port their VP translators to various videocard processors, allowing the 'new Amiga' to run directly on graphics-intensive hardware ... just like it used to!"
Reader Upsilon points to the same interview, saying "I have to admit, some of the stuff sounds very interesting, but it is hard not to be skeptical." (Anyone holding your breath, please raise your right hand so you can be counted before you keel over.)