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Atari 2600 Entered Into Hall of Fame


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I thought you guys would like to read this.

https://spectrum.ieee.org/consumer-electronics/gadgets/the-consumer-electronics-hall-of-fame-atari-2600

The original XBOX made it, too.  Two great consoles that deserve it.  One invented the game industry, the other changed the rules.  Pretty cool.

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Check out this entry for the Bowmar calculator:

https://spectrum.ieee.org/consumer-electronics/gadgets/the-consumer-electronics-hall-of-fame-bowmar-901b

Another company that went huge, then out of business in just a few years.  There are some roots here for Commodore and TI.  And in hindsight, it's easy to see the mistake they made.  Sourcing parts from other companies but not being able to control those sources was their doom.  I think that's a lesson that Jack Tramiel (of Commodore and then Atari) knew better than anyone else. 

One thing that should also be in this hall of fame is the MOS 6502 processor.  I agree with Justin, the 2600 should have been first on the list, or possibly second after the 6502.

 

 

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