If there was one thing that home computer manufacturers understood in the early part of the 1980s, it was that their machines - powerful as their respective computing capabilities may have been for the time - had some limitations right out of the box. Typically, there was no external storage included; at best, you may get a machine bundled with a cassette drive as part of a promotion or sale. Printers, then as now, were usually optional unless you were buying something along the lines of a Col
Perhaps at some point, I'll write something about my early involvement with Atari's computers and, later on, their consoles. Really, though, that's not the main focus here: concentrating on the current menagerie and what's happening with it at the moment is. Thus, diving in in reverse order, The Master Plan seems like an appropriate place to start.
There is no Master Plan. At least, there isn't one in the sense that everything is roadmapped, itineraried, and checkpointed eight way