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    compt.sys.editor.desk                          By:  Jason Compton 
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We've already burned up half of 1997.  The wild Escom ride ended with the
Gateway purchase.  Already, Amiga International has licensed the Amiga to
three companies (Micronik, ICS, and Index) although the two former
companies are simply authorized to do A1200 motherboard rebuilds into
tower/Zorro cases.  Not the innovation we were hoping for right away, but
it's a start.

The questions never really go away, they just change.  The question of the
buyout has changed back into questions of direction.  As of now, AI isn't
posting their long-term plans on the church doors.  But they've been
visible.  AI has committed to appearing at a number of Amiga events
throughout the rest of the year, including the famous Cologne show.

I can't answer the questions for AI, all I can do is sit and wait with the
rest of the world.  I'm perfectly willing to sit back for the time being,
go about my business (including AR and the very time-consuming Legacy,
which will be late despite our best efforts) and let things unfold.  Others
are not willing to take the same passive attitude, and you can get involved
in one of a number of acronym organizations who propose to, shall we say,
strongly suggest what AI should do with the Amiga.

June flew by me without releasing an issue of AR.  No excuse, it just
happened.

The next issue of AR will be released simultaneously in HTML and
AmigaGuide.  The first time around, HTML distribution will likely be
limited to Aminet and participating web sites.  At the same time, the
AmigaGuide version will shed some of the less active sections (dealer
listings, BBSes, etc.) and pointers will be placed to online resources.
The core material of the magazine will likely be available to all in
AmigaGuide for quite some time to come.  We may start up a HTML
distribution list--that still remains to be seen.

I wish continued progress to AI, and continued enjoyment to you and your
Amigas.  See you in a few weeks.

Jason