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Popzara Podcast Zach Weddington Talks Viva Amiga and Beautiful Machines

Nathan talks with director Zach Weddington about his new documentary about the rise, fall, and re-rise of the Amiga computer.

While much of history may be written by the victors, we often find much to learn in the noble failures of those less-than-successful people, products, and ideas all too often left to obscurity in the dustbins of history. In this highly educational episode of the Popzara Podcast our own amateur historian Nathan Evans talk with director and fellow computer enthusiast Zach Weddington about one such noble failure in his new documentary, Viva Amiga: Viva Amiga: The Story of a Beautiful Machine, now available to purchase and stream.

And what a story that is! From its upstart beginnings, rescue by Commodore, and inevitable bankruptcy Zach presents a somber look at how few things mattered to the Amiga computer as much as those people behind the creation – and surprising continuation – of one of the computer industry’s most successful failures.