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==  compt.sys.editor.desk                           By:  Jason Compton   ==

It's been a fortnight of ups and downs-actually, downs and ups.

About a week and a half ago, unconfirmed reports started appearing that
Amiga World, one of the oldest Amiga magazines in existance, would be
ceasing publication.  And, sure enough, the reports were confirmed.  Amiga
World's April 1995 issue, already delivered to subscribers, will be the
last issue.

No goodbyes appear in the issue, because word of the cancellation came
AFTER the issue was completed.

This, of course, has sparked considerable conversation, particularly in
North America, which now only has ONE monthly Amiga print magazine-Amazing
Computing.  It also has the interesting side effect of making Amiga Report
the second-highest circulated Amiga magazine that originates in the US.

But even as Amiga World dropped from the picture, new light appeared.  The
liquidator for Commodore International has selected Escom's bid for
Commodore's assets as the contract bid for the auction.  This means that,
once an auction date is set, all interested parties get together in a
building and bid on the contract until someone wins.

This, of course, is good news.  It means motion and progress for the

Our pledge to put out a magazine within 6 hours of a buyout confirmation
is still valid.  I will confirm it, though, with either the C=
International liquidator or the party who claims victory...and both, if I
can manage it.

Things may not be so bad after all.  Of course, they would have been
better if this had happened long ago, but you can't have everything.

Until things get even better, enjoy what we've got, which is at least a
chance in hell.