[vcf-midatlantic] VCFe 2019 - Atari 40th

John Heritage john.heritage at gmail.com
Sun Jan 20 17:13:32 EST 2019


Atari 8-bit fanboy reporting in here..

If there's any equipment I can lend or something I can do to help with the
A8 40th please let me know :).

The OG of Gaming PCs..

On Sun, Jan 20, 2019 at 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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