If you've seen all the postings from VIScorp asking for user input on the future of the Amiga, but just did not know quite what to say, then use this handy-dandy form supplied to us by Vance Schowalter (firstname.lastname@example.org). It only takes a few minutes to fill out and you can email it in! Quick and easy!
Amiga-VIScorp Feedback Form 05-21-96 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ THIS FORM IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE. PLEASE BE CERTAIN THAT YOU ARE USING THE MOST CURRENT FORM BY CHECKING ON THE INTERNET FOR "THE AMIGA WEB DIRECTORY" AND "AMIGA REPORT" ON A REGULAR BASIS! Email this completed form to: "email@example.com" *or*, if you are having trouble sending it to the aforementioned address, send it to : "firstname.lastname@example.org" and it will be forwarded to Eric Laffont. Please use this form when sending feedback to VIScorp. This will help ensure that your response will be noted along with any changes of opinion. THIS FORM IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE. Thank you. Regards, Vance Schowalter. Personal Information ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Name [ Company Name [ Street Address [ City/Town [ Province/State [ Postal Code [ Country [ Home Phone [ Business Phone [ Fax [ Internet Email [ Homepage (URL) [ Please use an asterix "*" whenever prompted by a multiple choice question. Do not add comments to them, as they will be ignored. If you feel that comments are necessary, please use the last query which specifically asks for additional comments. When prompted for comments, please make them clear and concise. This questionnaire refers solely to Amiga hardware and software. Do *not* include PC and/or Mac hardware that you may own apart from your Amiga hardware. 1. Have you used this feedback form before? ( ) Yes ( ) No 2. In which capacity are you associated with the Amiga computer? (Check all that apply) ( ) User ( ) Dealer ( ) Developer 3. How old are you? ( ) 10-15 ( ) 16-20 ( ) 21-25 ( ) 26-30 ( ) 31-35 ( ) 36-40 ( ) Over 40 4. What is your current Marital Status? ( ) Single ( ) Married ( ) Divorced ( ) Widowed 5. Which Gender are you? ( ) Male ( ) Female 6. How many other people use your Amiga(s)? ( ) 1-2 ( ) 3-4 ( ) 5-6 ( ) More than 6 (7+) ( ) None 7. Which Amiga(s) do you currently use/own? (Check all that apply) ( ) CDTV ( ) CD32 ( ) A500 ( ) A600 ( ) A1000 ( ) A1200 ( ) A1500 ( ) A2000 ( ) A2500 ( ) A3000 ( ) A3000T ( ) A4000 ( ) A4000T 8. Which AmigaDOS do you currently use? (Check all that apply) ( ) 1.1 ( ) 1.2 ( ) 1.3 ( ) 2.0 ( ) 2.1 ( ) 3.0 ( ) 3.1 9. Do you have 1 or more hard drives? ( ) Yes ( ) No 10. Do you have 1 or more CD-ROM drives? ( ) Yes ( ) No 11. Do you have 1 or more Removable Tape/HardDisk Backup drives? ( ) Yes ( ) No 12. Do you have 1 or more high density (1.76mb) disk drives? ( ) Yes ( ) No 13. Do you have a modem? ( ) Yes, highspeed ( ) Yes, less than 9600 baud ( ) No 14. Which Graphic Cards, if any, do you use? (Check all that apply) ( ) CyberVision64 ( ) Retina ZII/III ( ) Piccolo ( ) Merlin ( ) Harlequin ( ) Picasso I/II ( ) OpalVision ( ) Spectrum ( ) Other________________________________ ( ) None 15. Which Expansion Accelerator Cards, if any, do you use? (Check all that apply) ( ) 020 ( ) 030 ( ) 040 ( ) 060 ( ) None 16. How much total (chip & fast) memory does your Amiga have? (if you have more than one Amiga, choose the highest) ( ) Under 2mb ( ) 3-5 ( ) 6-10 ( ) 11-18 ( ) More than 18 (up to 128mb) 17. Do you have PC and/or Mac emulation? ( ) Yes ( ) No 18. How long have you been using an Amiga? ( ) Less than 1 year ( ) Less than 5 years (2 to 4) ( ) Less than 10 years (6 to 9) ( ) More than 10 years (10+) 19. How would you rate your Amiga skills and knowledge? ( ) Expert ( ) Advanced ( ) Average ( ) Novice 20. Number each from 1(least to 10(most) according to degree of personal importance. ( ) Multi-media (ie. Scala) ( ) Telecommunications (ie. bulletin board system user/sysop) ( ) Internet (ie. cyberdude/tte) ( ) Business (ie. spreadsheet) ( ) CAD (ie. architecture) ( ) Publishing (ie. books, magazines, newsletters, software) ( ) Education (ie. teacher/student software) ( ) Science (ie. Maple) ( ) Music (ie. MIDI, MOD) ( ) Art (ie. Andy Warhol inspired) ( ) Video (ie. Video Toaster) ( ) Programming (ie. ARexx, Basic, C) ( ) Image Processing (ie. photography, filmmaking special effects) ( ) Entertainment (ie. games) ( ) Other _____________________ 21. Should VIScorp (Amiga Technologies) continue R&D of the Amiga as a personal computer? ( ) Yes ( ) No ( ) Undecided 22. Should the AmigaDOS be ported to other platforms? ( ) Yes ( ) No ( ) Undecided 23. Should AmigaDOS come with full Internet features? ( ) Yes ( ) No ( ) Undecided 24. Should there be an HTML(1/2/3) datatype? (this would allow MultiView to be used as an Internet browser and HTML text viewer) ( ) Yes ( ) No ( ) Undecided 25. Should there be more datatypes to support PC and Mac multi-media animation formats? (ie. QuickTime, AVI, Fli, MPEG) ( ) Yes ( ) No ( ) Undecided 26. Should AmigaDOS have currently available features enhanced? (ie. shell, commodities, (faster?)datatypes) ( ) Yes ( ) No ( ) Undecided 27. Should AmigaDOS have MUI-like enhancements to its GUI system? ( ) Yes ( ) No ( ) Undecided 28. Should AmigaDOS have virtual memory as a user preference option? ( ) Yes ( ) No ( ) Undecided 29. Should Retargetable Graphics support be implemented? ( ) Yes ( ) No ( ) Undecided 30. Should Disk Defragmentor utilities be included with the AmigaDOS Hard Disk Tools? ( ) Yes ( ) No ( ) Undecided 31. Should Amiga Technologies continue with its current Power Amiga plans? ( ) Yes ( ) No ( ) Undecided 32. What do you feel should be done to improve the Amiga's graphics capabilities? > 33. What do you feel should be done to improve the Amiga's audio capabilities? > 34. Would you like to see Amiga clones? ( ) Yes ( ) No ( ) Undecided 35. Would you like to see Amiga laptops? ( ) Yes ( ) No ( ) Undecided 36. Should all Amigas come with a hard drive? ( ) Yes ( ) No ( ) Undecided 37. Should all Amigas come with a CD-ROM drive? ( ) Yes ( ) No ( ) Undecided 38. Should future Amigas have the option, like current Pentium PC's, of multi-processor expandability? ( ) Yes ( ) No ( ) Undecided 39. Should some or all Amigas come with 1.76mb High Density disk drives? ( ) Yes, all ( ) Yes, some ( ) No, none ( ) Undecided 40. Should some or all Amigas come with video encoded S-Video (S-VHS) output jack? (Provides the sharpest image output) ( ) Yes, all ( ) Yes, some ( ) No, none ( ) Undecided 41. Should some or all Amigas come with a built-in 24 bit video digitizer (uses S-Video (S-VHS) input jack to provide sharpest image input)? ( ) Yes, all ( ) Yes, some ( ) No, none ( ) Undecided 42. Should some or all Amigas come with a built-in 16/32 bit audio digitizer (includes microphone, stand and sampler voice recognition software)? ( ) Yes, all ( ) Yes, some ( ) No, none ( ) Undecided 43. Should some or all Amigas come with a built-in MIDI port? ( ) Yes, all ( ) Yes, some ( ) No, none ( ) Undecided 44. Should Full Motion Video (MPEG I/II) hardware be optionally available for all Amigas? ( ) Yes ( ) No ( ) Undecided 45. Should all Amigas ship with two or more mb of Graphics memory? ( ) Yes ( ) No ( ) Undecided 46. How many mb of Fast memory should Amigas ship with? ( ) 1 ( ) 2 ( ) 4 ( ) 6 ( ) 8 ( ) 10 ( ) More than 10 (11 to 18) ( ) More than 18 (19 to 128) ( ) Undecided 47. Should hands-on components be ergonomically designed? (ie. keyboards, mice, etc) ( ) Yes ( ) No ( ) Undecided 48. Should mouse, joystick, and keyboard ports have user-definable (modular) locations at the front, side(s), and back of the Amiga chassis? ( ) Yes ( ) No ( ) Undecided 49. On which side would you prefer them to be, if you could only have one choice? ( ) Front ( ) Left ( ) Back ( ) Right ( ) Undecided 50. Should some or all Amigas support internal high-speed modems? ( ) Yes, all ( ) Yes, some ( ) No, none ( ) Undecided 51. Should some or all Amigas have Video Expansion slots? (ie. for the Video Toaster(Flyer)) ( ) Yes, all ( ) Yes, some ( ) No, none ( ) Undecided 52. If Amigas include a CD-ROM drive, should the AmigaDOS be on a CD-ROM instead of floppy disks? ( ) Yes ( ) No ( ) Undecided 53. Should the talents of professional Amiga users be taken advantage of to enhance marketing capability and quality? ( ) Yes ( ) No ( ) Undecided 54. Should closer alliances continue to be actively sought out with major 3rd party developers to produce a better Amiga product faster? ( ) Yes ( ) No ( ) Undecided 55. Should VIScorp (Amiga Technologies) maintain International Amiga research and development? ( ) Yes ( ) No ( ) Undecided 56. Should VIScorp (Amiga Technologies) incorporate global volunteer Amiga user groups into official promotional activities such as organizing Amiga computer shows, competitions for various applications, etc? ( ) Yes ( ) No ( ) Undecided 57. Should VIScorp (Amiga Technologies) enlist the best coder groups to produce storefront demos that are specifically directed at potential Amiga buyers? (The demos would mention software/hardware specs and show off graphics and audio at their best) ( ) Yes ( ) No ( ) Undecided 58. How do you see the Amiga in 2 years, based on the current VIScom (Amiga Technologies) intentions that you are aware of? > 59. Enter any additional comments not answered above, below. Please be as clear and as concise as possible. >