Bad Movie Logo
"A website to the detriment of good film"
Custom Search
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
May 26, 2018, 10:44:09 PM
597660 Posts in 46087 Topics by 6121 Members
Latest Member: SalpetL Forum  |  Other Topics  |  Off Topic Discussion  |  The Atari 800 Will Never Be Obsolete « previous next »
Pages: [1]
Author Topic: The Atari 800 Will Never Be Obsolete  (Read 685 times)
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema

Karma: 746
Posts: 4493

The world becomes a dream....

« on: August 14, 2014, 09:26:36 AM »

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

"If I should meet thee after long years,

How shall I greet thee? With silence, and tears."

--Lord Byron
A Very Bad Person, overweight bald guy with a missing tooth, and
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema

Karma: 353
Posts: 4516


« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2014, 11:53:14 AM »

Wow! I wish I had one!

"Science Fiction & Nostalgia have become the same thing!" - T Bone Burnett
Normal is what people are until you get to know them.
B-Movie Kraken

Karma: 1130
Posts: 10304

« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2014, 11:55:38 AM »

Up to 48 KB of memory - how could anyone possibly need more than that?!?!

The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion.

- Paulo Coelho
Ed, Ego and Superego
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema

Karma: 294
Posts: 3012

« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2014, 12:32:23 PM »

I had the Atari 400... I DREAMED of an 800.

Quantum materiae materietur marmota monax si marmota monax materiam possit materiari?

Si Hoc Legere Scis Nimium Eruditionis Habes
Movies, Metal, Beer!
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema

Karma: 184
Posts: 2850

« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2014, 02:24:40 PM »

Wow!! Featuring "Action and thinking games" like Basketball, Chess, and... Stock Market??

Hey, HEY, kids! Check out my way-cool Music and Movie Review blog on HubPages!
South African Film Activist & Troublemaker at
B-Movie Kraken

Karma: 1340
Posts: 15115

« Reply #5 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

As time goes by, you will see
That we're going to be free, you and me
We'll touch the sky
Can you see in your mind's eye that we are one
We're all the same and life is just a simple game.
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema

Karma: 639
Posts: 9415

« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2014, 08:12:02 AM »

And now for something compleatly on topic...

"Aggressivlly eccentric, and proud of it!"
Bad Movie Lover

Karma: 46
Posts: 454

« Reply #7 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.

Pages: [1] Forum  |  Other Topics  |  Off Topic Discussion  |  The Atari 800 Will Never Be Obsolete « previous next »
    Jump to:  

    RSS Feed Subscribe Subscribe by RSS
    Email Subscribe Subscribe by Email

    Popular Articles
    How To Find A Bad Movie

    The Champions of Justice

    Plan 9 from Outer Space

    Manos, The Hands of Fate

    Podcast: Todd the Convenience Store Clerk

    Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!

    Dragonball: The Magic Begins

    Cool As Ice

    The Educational Archives: Driver's Ed

    Godzilla vs. Monster Zero

    Do you have a zombie plan?

    ImageThe Giant Claw - Slime drop

    Earth is visited by a GIANT ANTIMATTER SPACE BUZZARD! Gawk at the amazingly bad bird puppet, or chuckle over the silly dialog. This is one of the greatest b-movies ever made.

    Lesson Learned:
    • Osmosis: os·mo·sis (oz-mo'sis, os-) n., 1. When a bird eats something.

    Subscribe to and get updates by email:

    HOME B-Movie Reviews Reader Reviews Forum Interviews TV Shows Advertising Information Sideshows Links Contact is owned and operated by Andrew Borntreger. All original content is © 1998 - 2014 by its respective author(s). Image, video, and audio files are used in accordance with the Fair Use Law, and are property of the film copyright holders. You may freely link to any page (.html or .php) on this website, but reproduction in any other form must be authorized by the copyright holder.