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From The Blog: Happy Birthday EPCOT Center!


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From The Blog: http://www.atari.io/happy-birthday-epcot-center/

 

October 1st marks the Anniversary of EPCOT Center's opening at Walt Disney World in Florida. For me, EPCOT always symbolized that ambitious optimistic future so closely in tune with the future as envisioned by Atari in the early 1980s. Today on the Blog we take a look back at EPCOT Center, and the hope it inspired so many years ago.

 

 

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvOpTFZCaig

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I lived outside of Orlando in the late 80s/early 90's and could see Epcot. Never went though. I did see the space shuttle a couple times. Oh, and they did a live countdown on the radio for Ted Bundy's execution, that was pretty awesome. 88 maybe?

 "Better to be king for a night than schmuck for a lifetime."

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Reminds me greatly of the vision of the future that was on display at the 1964 New York World's fair. Optimistic. Clean. Efficient. Technology was going to make EVERYTHING better. Alas, why are we not living in that "Great, Big, Beautiful Tomorrow"?

"I'd buy that for a dollar!" -Smash T.V.

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I went in 1983.... it was awesome! Been back 6/01, 12/01, 11/03, 12/13

Brian Matherne - owner/curator of "The MOST comprehensive list of Atari VCS/2600 homebrews ever compiled." http://tiny.cc/Atari2600Homebrew

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