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Atari Age the book? How many of you got the interview?

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Posted Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:23 PM

https://books.google... Newman&f=false

I would have though everyone would have kept a big long thread about this one and we'd be hearing all about the person doing the research etc. etc.

Edited by _The Doctor__, Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:36 PM.

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Posted Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:10 AM

Didn't know it was on the horizon as a thing. Might
be ho-hum reaction due to other offerings as a pay
hugely up front first and get bitterly disappointed
as the take away as these things usually go.

But a $20 book? Now there's something to afford
while I have my trepidations that an east coaster
can properly capture the times as I lived thru
them. Do remember being told that I should buy
several of the new pong games just out as they
were selling like hot cakes, but without two nickles
to rub together and doing without lunch because of
that I had to pass. Didn't know what a pong were
for at least a decade either. Trying to pay for a
gas station in the 70s made for really tight moola,
it used to be the TV shop in town too, so the
electronics salesman had me on his route passing

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Posted Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:26 AM

Gas stations were horrible fractions of a penny on a dollar, you have to have a service bay or two and sell a lot of oil to stay in the game. That was a rough business!


You can read it on google books a bit, the lowest price I see is 14. and change shipped on amazon. I 'm sure there's other sources as well.


Somewhere between all these books is a more complete and accurate story... they've all got something. Can't always say for sure what the something is. :)

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