The main reason (other so the community on here can enjoy them of course) i'm sending or indeed have sent, Clint all the UK articles quoted from here, is so people can honestly see what really was reported by UK Press at the time, in FULL unedited, not select quoted etc and then they can see for themselves just how Atari UK (miss?) handled PR releases for planned UK launches of the 5200 and then 7800, as well as the XEGS.
A recent UK article on the 7800, might, i feel of been better worded had it said:..."As far as this writer is aware, Atari had no inital plans to release the 7800 in the UK, to replace the 2600, opting instead for the 65 XE because....."
At least that way, nothing is being presented as fact.
As well as the 5200 PR release, it seems UK writers missed annoucements by Atari UK, when the press at the time were reporting that Atari were planning to showl the 7800 for it's UK Launch, at the Christmas Atari Show in the Royal Horticultral Hall, Westminster, London, where it would be the centerpiece of the show, expected UK launch price £69.95, lot of USA software and some UK titles ready for UK launch...along with later columns like Tony Takoushi talking of Atari's decision to go with the XE Range in the UK:
'Atari has changed their plan to release the 7800 in the UK, they have opted for the 65XE computer instead'.
There has sadly been a lot of miss information put out over the years, by those only recently really discovering the A8 range from a UK viewpoint, at least now the collected resources can be viewed on here and a timeline of sorts be established.
Plus it's not going to be locked behind a pay to read paywall and articles put up/sourced by people who do it as they want others to enjoy reading articles they no doubt missed 1st time around and no motivation other than that.
Clint has on the memory card the quoted edge article, in full, as well, but it's a big old file, scanned at high res.
So fingers crossed it can go up here.