I'm interested in the time, place and manner in which some historically important computers were introduced to the world. For example, the Macintosh was presented in January 1984 by Steve Jobs, first at the Apple shareholder meeting, then at a meeting of the Boston Computer Society.
Commodore introduced some important products at conventions: PET at West Coast Computer Faire 1977, CBM 8032 at NCC 1980, C64 at CES 1982. What was the format of these? Was it just 'walk up to the booth and take a look, and an employee will run through some of the features for you' or was there anything more elaborate, along the lines of the Macintosh introduction?
The Amiga was presented July 23, 1985, at the Lincoln Center, New York. Did they organize an event just for that, so that they could stage a more elaborate show than they could at a convention?
How did that compare with the debut of the Amiga's main rival, the Atari ST, at the Winter CES in January of 1985? Was that a 'walk up to the booth and take a look' affair, less elaborate than the Amiga?
Edit: Okay, that's two people perceiving the question as vague, so I'll make it more specific.
The Amiga apparently was introduced at its own special event, whereas the Atari ST was introduced at a convention, the Winter CES. Is it the case that the introduction of the Atari ST was therefore just a 'walk up to the booth and take a look' affair, whereas the Amiga could get a more elaborate stage presentation of the kind Steve Jobs liked to arrange, and this is why Commodore spent the extra money and risked the extra political capital on the special event?