Let me introduce
myself. My name is Folkert de Gans, I am a Dutch Amiga Collector.
I started my
computing career with an 8bit Atari (XL/XE series). Around 1986 I bought
my first Amiga 1000. Man, did it just blow me away. I remember sitting
behind it for hours, just playing around in DPaint. Upgraded the A1000
to an A500. Added a second disk drive, memory expansion and even a
This 500 got replaced by my first A2000, remember buying it
at a really cheap store called "Musitapes" for 2300,- dutch guilders.
This machine stayed with me for a very long time.
Around 1992 I got into
communications, buying myself a modem. A 2400 baud one. I got hooked.
Really hooked, forcing me to start my own BBS. I ran "The TWiLiGHT Zone
BBS" for a few years, in the end running 3 lines at 56K7. I got myself
an A1200 to be able to play AGA games.
Somewhere in 1997 I shut down the
BBS selling off most of my hardware. I traded the A1200 for an A4000
which I kept till 1998/1999. Stupidly enough I sold it. Somehow I had
the idea PC's were to be my future. 2004 I got this itch, like I was