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intric8
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Smuggling Amiga 1000s through the Iron Curtain in 1989

by intric8 Wed Jun 01, 2016 8:19 am

A keen computer enthusiast and electronics student, Mr Czechowicz realised that there was a huge pent-up demand in Poland for personal computers. But because of the communist regime, there were hardly any to buy.

So Mr Czechiwicz, who lived in the south-western Polish city of Wroclaw, hatched a plan to start smuggling computers from the then West Germany.
And one of the computer systems he smuggled was the Amiga 1000.

Fascinating story about one of Poland's current most wealthy businessmen, Tomasz Czechowicz.

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