I'm Noel & I have "Terminal Acute Atariism(yes I'm Atarded!)" with a secondary Apple infection.
-I have considered a mortgage for a NIB Falcon but only @ teaser rates.
-Atari does affect my sex life, positively if I win an auction.
-Even a dog once got me a piece of Atari gear for Christmas! (2007)
-The warm glow of the power LED in any xl system.
-*CON ARTISTS*, The Amiga deal, a creaking 130xe case, Paris Hilton. Great if I need stamina!
About me? Hrrrm...
OK... All of the silliness aside, I grew up with Atari. While it was rare to find anything other than a 2600/7800 and maybe a 600 or 800xl in my region I was glued to the computer magazines at the time.
My most defining moment of my addiction was when I saw the Midimate / Miditrack 3 ad in one of the computing magazines as a musical computer nerd child. It was impossible to get here, taboo, and I knew that I would absolutely have to have one some day. So began my quest for more gear over the years with Atari releasing more and more, yet only available everywhere but here. Finally, when Ebay came on the scene, I started actively seeking the formerly impossible. Many storage bins later -here I am, with many of you.
To sustain this wondrous adventure and pay the bills I'm involved in the engineering, exploration and technology sectors and occasionally music and radio industries all in a rather odd sort of way that blurs the line between work and play.
OK... That was uncomfortable and sort of A.A. Wait a minute! AA! Enough about me... Here's a constantly changing roster of my Atari gear and why I'm here!
Game systems / other:
2600 (10) ( 4switch(2) vader(2) 6switch(2) 2600Jr(4) )
Lynx(2 - ver 1 & ver 2)
Jaguar(1) Jag CD(1)
Flashback 1 (1)
Flashback 2 (1)
400(2) 1 Original & another with keyboard & memory mods
1200xl(3) plus a 4th with x86 pc components inside
600xl(6 inc 1 64k with comp video mod)
800xe - pal(1)
850 Interface (2)
410(1) 1010(3) XC-12(1)
830(1) XM-301(1) 1030(2)
SC1224(2) old type (1) newer type (1)
SM 1 mouse (4)
Hybrid Arts midimate (with miditrack 2 & 3)
CC192 Calculator (1)
CC1010 Calculator (1)
Touch Tablet (1)
Numerous odds and sods controllers
I would like to acquire in, preferably, working condition:
ALL things ATARI and consequentially, all things related.
Just the thought of the warm glow from the XL series power LED
gets me randy!
Hardware, hardware, hardware!
Guitars, hard edge music, American V8 cars!