[vcf-midatlantic] VCFe 2019 - Atari 40th

dillera at gmail.com dillera at gmail.com
Sun Jan 20 09:15:40 EST 2019

We are also missing that 2019 is the 40th anniversary of the Atari 8bits.

- the Atari 400 and 800 were announced 40 years ago on Dec. 14th, 1978
- first presented at the Winter CES in January 1979 as the 400 and 800
- The computers shipped in November 1979

One of the earliest media coverages, at CES:
https://archive.org/details/creativecomputing-1979-04/page/n19 <https://archive.org/details/creativecomputing-1979-04/page/n19>

I will bring my Atari 10888xel to the show for fun, but I'll be focusing on the Unix exhibition, and I'm sure there are some people working on some great Atari exhibits for the show- I just had seen it mentioned on the list, and we should perhaps note this in promotional materials, or perhaps try to attract some Atari-related guest keynote speaker.


footnote: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atari_8-bit_family

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