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Atari History

Postby acsi on Mon Aug 10, 2015 1:04 pm

Interesting webpage I found on the Atari.com site. Looks old as they state the Atari 800 is now almost 20 years old.

Its not accessible from the home page BTW (Thanks to Google for finding it)

https://www.atari.com/history/computer-systems
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Re: Atari History

Postby kevman3d on Tue Aug 11, 2015 7:51 am

That was a great little read to fill in a few minutes this morning. Thanks for the link... :)
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Re: Atari History

Postby tezza on Tue Aug 18, 2015 12:45 pm

A very readable and succinct history. Thanks for posting.

Yes, my collection has enabled me to get familiar with many of the systems that were in vogue when those two Atari machines were introduced in 1978, and with the Atari machines themselves. Judging them alongside other 1978/79 technology aimed for a similar market I can't help but be impressed. It's a pity that the likes of the Atari 800 didn't also have had some kind of 80 column mode, at least when attached to a monitor. This extra screen real-estate would have made it a very versatile machine for the home and hobbyist, at least until the end of the 8-bit era.
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