Monday, February 27, 2012

Chillin' with Porter

Hey all!

A little while back I went to Jeff Porter's house and picked up some archival B-roll footage on VHS for Viva Amiga. All kinds of promotional video and some great print materials as well. Jeff was cleaning out his basement and gave me a call to come get it. And while we were there, we played with Jeff's Commodore laptop prototypes and his CDTVs. Check it out!!

Jeff shows off the boxes of goodies.

Jeff with the prototype.

It actually powered up. And kinda worked.

Corroded AA's. Jeff, you're killing us, buddy.

Jeff with the CDTV.

What a cool design this thing had.


Jeff with some blow-ups of those famous magazine covers.


  1. I have "the other one" of these LCDs, at least I think there are only two.

    Whats interesting is how the shape of the machines mimic their owners; Jeff's is clean, pristine and works, mine is worn, missing parts and probably broken.

    Bil Herd

  2. Just wanted to let you know I nominated you for an award on my blog :)

  3. That is some awesome stuff! Batteries are the bane of all old machines, remove/unsolder and replace folks. :-)