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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]

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer 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 for Boing Boing and WINK Books. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.


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  1. charlie on said:

    i haven’t seen this before, still got my amiga 4000 too..

    propaint is a blast from the past though.

    dpaint ftw!

  2. when I heard ‘paint’ i was thinking it wasnt just gonna be using the fill bucket, thought maybe andy would be doing something a bit more creative. overall, disappointing video but an interesting look at the past imo.

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