Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Atari Home Computers

Atari had home computers? I had the 2600 but had no idea they were in this market, but Rob claims they had a super-cool space game that he would play for as long as he could at Sears.

I like this line: "Numerous games were released on cassette tape." CASSETTE TAPE?


4 comments:

Susan said...

My brother and I actually had an Atari 800! And when we got the external cassette drive for storage... well, that was *too cool*!!!

Jennifer Schultz said...

I remember loading my grandfather's computer with a cassette tape. Probably was an Atari. I also remember my sister and cousin pouring over a kids' computing book. They would spend half an hour or so on coding in order to create an image of an apple or something. If you missed a space, you were doomed.

Later, we had a Commodore 64. The good ol' days of computing.

Brian said...

Atari home computers were awesome, head and shoulders above TRS-80s and Commodores!! They provided me with my first computing experience, and helped me write many a paper in college during the mid-80s. As for cassette software, my roommate had a war game based on the German invasion of Russia during World War II -- it took 45 minutes to load!! He also had a flight simulator that replicated flying over New York City. The hardest part of that simulator was to avoid flying into the World Trade Center. :(

Ho chi minh city Vietnam said...

my roommate had a war game based on the German invasion of Russia during World War II