As the co-founder and the person who came up with the name "Public Enemies" back in the late 1980s I will take the liberty to write the history as I remember it 30 years on. Actually, I'm going to start even further back when I, as a 9-year-old, met "Chuck C" in the early 1980s out in the countryside north of Stockholm, Sweden, where our parents had summerhouses in the same area.
It was our BMX bikes that brought us together, but we also shared another intererst, computers, where I started out on a ZX81 before moving on to the C64 while Chuck C rocked on his ZX Spectrum 48K. It was a lot of gaming back then, but I do remember sitting in his loft bedroom (was litteraly a crawl-in as the ceiling height wasn't more than 1m so standing wasn't an option) learning the basics - no, not that BASIC - of programming from him as he had been at it for a little longer than myself.
The real passion for programming didn't start until we both got an Amiga in 1987, with Chuck C having "pitched" the idea of the Amiga to my dad who was very sceptical given the pretty hefty price tag. Luckily for me, Chuck C's strong sell managed to convince my dad, and I do belive Chuck C then used this to convince his mum by saying "Look, he's getting one so can't I have one too?". Armed with our Amigas we set out to master the Motorola 68000, and more importantly the Blitter and Copper that put the Amiga a head above the rivalling Atari ST.Continue >>