Yokemate of Keyboards
Posts: 4860 from 2009/1/28
From: Delaware, USA
I don't think it's fair to put them in the same category as this "Phase5". They did at least sell computers and went to the effort of getting a load of ITX compatible C64 cases stamped and had custom keyboards made to go with them.
Bingo. People may not have wanting their product, and Barry may have rubbed some people wrong, but it was no scam. Anyone suggesting CUSA was a scam needs their head checked.
Red and I both had long discussions with Barry. I think Jim even visited him in person.
He was NOT a scam artist, he was an enthusiast who wanted to revive both the Commodore and Amiga names.
His PC based C64 is a collector's item (and it has a really NICE quality keyboard).
I believe that if he had lived long enough, we would have seen Aeon based models for OS4 and MorphOS, PC models for AROS, and we'd have models carrying the Amiga name, not just AmigaOne.
He WAS serious.
"Never attribute to malice what can more readily explained by incompetence"