There are indications of a possible increase. We're not sure that it is correct. It could be due to bias, but the indications are sufficiently strong... to be concerned.
Isn't that kind of statement extremely unprofessional and irresponsible regardless of the actual topic. The researcher must have known that only the "indications are sufficiently strong to be concerned" will be the only part remembered for years to come by millions of people who will conclude that the study confirmed actual danger.
Or should we blame the journalist? There is a
>>>Euro games that crashed and burned if you had anything besides an Amiga 500 with no fast ram and a floppy drive. 2-8 megs of fast ram?
My Amiga 500 has 1 megabyte of RAM (half chip/half fast) and runs everything just fine. The only time I get a Guru is when I'm doing something stupid, like trying to run two games at once. The MMU in the 68020 eliminates most of those conflicts, by stopping programs from overwriting one another.
Perhaps the problem you had was trying to run those 50 hertz games on a 60 hertz machine? Even today with modern hardware like a PS3 or Wii, that won't work properly. The console will work for awhile, but eventually it will crash.
As for Amiga versus PC versus Mac, it took them about 10 years to match Amiga's hardware and preemptive multitasking ability (Win95 and OS X). I'm glad I owned an Amiga during that period (1985-95) and had a chance to enjoy an awesome computer, rather than be stuck with a PC that went "beep" and only displayed 4 or 16 colors.
IMHO if Commodore had moved-over to a PowerPC + addon cards structure like Apple did, they probably would have survived to the present day.
My $25/month server has 1000GB on a 10Mb line.
Nothing is more admirable than the fortitude with which millionaires tolerate the disadvantages of their wealth. -- Nero Wolfe