Alt.CES: Andy Warhol at the Amiga launch, 1985

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and "lazy person's memoir," called Borg Like Me.

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By Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and "lazy person's memoir," called Borg Like Me.

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altCES1.jpgHere we are in the Wayback Machine, at the press conference launch of the Commodore Amiga, in 1985. Andy Warhol paints Debbie Harry in real time. There are a couple of great moments in this:

Andy: “…such a great thing”
[Laughter]
Interviewer: “What more can you say?…”
Andy: “Oh, I could say a lot of things.”

Interviewer: “What other computers have you worked on before?”
Andy: “Oh, I haven’t worked on anything. I’ve been waiting for this one.”
[Laughter]

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