[vcf-midatlantic] VCFe 2019 - Atari 40th

Dean Notarnicola dnotarnicola at gmail.com
Sun Jan 20 17:00:09 EST 2019


Andy,
I'd love to have it as part of my exhibit, if you'd like.



On Sun, Jan 20, 2019 at 3:00 PM Evan Koblentz via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:

> >> 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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