[vcf-midatlantic] VCFe 2019 - Atari 40th

Evan Koblentz evan at vcfed.org
Sun Jan 20 14:59:00 EST 2019

>> I will bring my Atari 10888xel to the show for fun

I don't expect there to be enough space. The Unix exhibit will be big, but
we have a finite amount of space to share with all exhibitors at the show.
It would not be fair if someone else has a tight space while another
exhibitor has something unrelated to their own exhibit just for fun.

On Sun, Jan 20, 2019, 9:16 AM andy diller via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org wrote:

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

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