Author: Mike Knotts

Amiga “Preferences” Icon Wallpaper

Workbench 1.0 through 1.2 included a classic and unique icon. “Preferences” featured a wonderful digital silhouette of the Amiga 1000, fronted by a bold orange question mark – simply inviting users to click and explore. This,...

Amiga "Say" icon wallpaper.

Amiga “Say” Icon Wallpaper

The Amiga was one of the first computers to include built-in speech synthesis. Packaged with the Workbench OS was a program called “Say“, which was little more than a simple CLI/Shell’ish box that allowed the user...

The box for Canon's EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM lens.

Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM Lens

For my recent birthday, I received Canon’s EF-S 10-18mm lens as a gift. Over the last few months, I’d been exploring macro and landscape photography with Canon’s EF-S 24mm STM pancake lens, and the...

Workbench 3.0 Startup Screen.

Amiga Workbench 3.0 Startup/Boot screen Wallpaper

Released in 1992 along with the brand new Amiga 1200 and 4000 computers, Workbench 3.0 was an evolution of Workbench 2. It’s major changes included support for Commodore’s new AGA chipset. For the Workbench...

The box for Polk Audio's Buckle headphones.

Polk Audio Buckle Headphones – Three Flaws Too Many

I’m a fan of Polk Audio’s work. And, while I’m an admitted loyal consumer of AKG headphone products, I’m certainly not above testing those loyalties sometimes. So, when I saw Polk’s Buckle headphones on sale...

MyDOS version 3.11 for the Atari 8-bit computers.

Atari 8-bit MyDOS 3.011 Main Menu Wallpaper

There were several third-party operating systems available for the Atari 8-bit computers, and one of the most popular with enthusiasts was called MyDOS. Written by Charles Marslett through his company Workmark, Charles has released the...