Computer Love by Kraftwerk

Contrary to popular belief, Computer Love by Kraftwerk is a homage to Amiga Workbench, the greatest operating system ever made. The lyric "I need a rendezvous" means that the protagonist of the song wanted to meet up with other Amiga users, probably to discuss various aspects of Amiga Workbench such as its gauge meter to show free space of removable devices or the way that the exec.library handles low-level functions such as passing messages to programs, allocating memory and task switching.

There is, however, one person who is unimpressed by Amiga Workbench. That person is Dr Ted Nelson. He claims that all operating systems are just slightly different versions of the PUI, the Palo-Alto User Interface. He's right.


  1. I don't think it's possible, as the song was made in 1981 ..

  2. Maybe Kraftwerk saw Amiga Workbench while it was in development at Commodore.