atari was founded on june 28th in 1972, which is the year i was born!
"by pressing certain keys YOU tell the COMPUTER what to do!!!"
scott actually bought one of these from the guy who did the programming for this console. he left atari once it was clear that they weren't interested in funding any development outside the games division. they didn't sell well because of the poor manufacturing and wouldn't you know it... it arrives pristine, with all the original packaging and recently tested by the designer himself and didn't work!
scott was so heartbroken but didn't have the nerve to tell the old guy. he'd been so excited that someone was interested in the device.