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.
this is what it would have looked like....