OULU, FINLAND - October 27th, 2014 - Finnish Amiga Users Group recently
received offers for two separate Amiga 4000 computer donations, for giving
onwards to worthy Amiga causes. We are very grateful for these generous
offers and have coordinated them to the best of our abilities. The
machines and donations themselves have been handled by private people.
We are now happy to announce that the first one of the Amiga 4000 donations
is on its way to the recipient, Igor "Majsta" Majstorovic in Bosnia. Igor
has worked tirelessly and selflessly on Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA)
accelerator cards to bring a modern solution to speeding up our old Amigas,
and we hope this donation we facilitated helps him in that work. The
donation also includes Amiga 4000 accelerator board connectors*, plentiful
accessories and some Amiga mementos as well.
That first Amiga 4000 came from a private person. The second Amiga 4000
donation the Finnish Amiga Users Group is facilitating came from Jotaarkka
Pennanen, one of the first ten Amiga 1000 owners in Finland, and a famous
theatre director and writer. Jotaarkka recently visited the Saku 2014 event
in Tampere, Finland - together with such Amiga luminaries as Petro
Tyschtschenko and Michael Battilana - and spoke of his old Amiga computers
and using them professionally in theatre work.
You can hear and see Jotaarkka yourself in this English subtitled video
speech from Saku 2014. The video also shows Jotaarkka's Amiga 4000:
Finnish Amiga Users Group has found a place for Jotaarkka's Amiga 4000 for
restoration and will help look for new projects for it later on as well.
About Finnish Amiga Users Group
Finnish Amiga Users Group (officially Suomen Amiga-käyttäjät ry.) is a
registered, non-profit organization dedicated to helping Finnish Amiga
computer users by preserving and advancing the Amiga hobby and knowledge
of the Amiga computing platform in Finland. The group aims to reach its
goals through volunteer efforts such as maintaining a web site and
discussion forum and organizing events.
*) Special thanks go to tnt23 for help in sourcing the Amiga 4000
accelerator board connectors.