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Title: The Atari 800 Will Never Be Obsolete
Post by: Bad Penny on August 14, 2014, 09:26:36 AM
http://www.retronaut.com/2014/07/atari-800-ad-it-will-never-become-obsolete/ (http://www.retronaut.com/2014/07/atari-800-ad-it-will-never-become-obsolete/)

Ah, hubris, thy name was Atari! Pretty sure we had one of these when I was little.


Title: Re: The Atari 800 Will Never Be Obsolete
Post by: LilCerberus on August 14, 2014, 11:53:14 AM
Wow! I wish I had one!


Title: Re: The Atari 800 Will Never Be Obsolete
Post by: Jack on August 14, 2014, 11:55:38 AM
Up to 48 KB of memory - how could anyone possibly need more than that?!?!


Title: Re: The Atari 800 Will Never Be Obsolete
Post by: Ed, Ego and Superego on August 14, 2014, 12:32:23 PM
I had the Atari 400... I DREAMED of an 800.
-Ed


Title: Re: The Atari 800 Will Never Be Obsolete
Post by: FatFreddysCat on August 14, 2014, 02:24:40 PM
Wow!! Featuring "Action and thinking games" like Basketball, Chess, and... Stock Market??


Title: Re: The Atari 800 Will Never Be Obsolete
Post by: Trevor on August 15, 2014, 02:31:36 AM
Up to 48 KB of memory - how could anyone possibly need more than that?!?!

My home PC has a staggering 40 MB of memory. By the power of Grayskull, I have the powerrrrrr.......... :wink: :wink:


Title: Re: The Atari 800 Will Never Be Obsolete
Post by: Flangepart on August 15, 2014, 08:12:02 AM
And now for something compleatly on topic...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlmzwZXa-Ww


Title: Re: The Atari 800 Will Never Be Obsolete
Post by: Josso on August 20, 2014, 11:11:01 AM
I was going to argue "well you could still use it perfectly well for some things" like 16-bit music composition (or 8? may have been slightly later amiga's I'm thinking of like 1600), word processing, but nah it's a bit of a stretch. I guess this whole "obsolete" thing pokes me in all the wrong places seeing as you can run 1080p and all sorts off half a gig of ram, 700mhz if you put a linux distro on there. Basically: yes moore's law, but no you don't need to go to dell every 2 years and no your place of business does not need an auto-renewing contract for MS office & Windows. If you whacked most people on a good linux GUI they would use it just as easily as they did their windows, it's just preconceptions/propaganda and these stupid contracts that stop everyone using it (despite you're using linux now actually! but I mean client side).

Anyway rant over, this was after moore's law so I dunno what the advertising company are thinking. I will say however: yes you can still use XP for example, just don't expect the 64-bit version to work properly if you upgrade.