Posted Fri May 4, 2012 3:03 PM
Except it has horrible fact checking and rediculous statements in it. Ted was completely cut out of the early picture as usual. Likewise mistakes like Nolan working at Lagoon in the early 70's, a time when Syzygy and Atari were already in play, or statements like "Asteroids was the first Atari microprocessor game", or Nolan's claim of Atari inventing dial-up networking, packet switching/TCP-IP, and the Internet are just plain silly to have in there, no excuse for that.
The Arpanet and packet switching were around long before said claim, even the later TCP/IP specification was already completed by early '74. Combined with the earlier statements about microprocessors, I was like "seriously?" The Intel 4004 came out in 1971, which hardly places Atari "pre-microprocessor", and then stating they weren't powerful enough until '77 when you have the 6800 and 8080 in 1974 and the 6502 in 1975, and Atari's own usage of the 6502 and 6800 starting in '75?
It's like that throughout, and I have to ask where the fact checking and vetting was in the entire piece.