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OH SNAP new user NolanB!

LOL yeah! Someone just screwing around. Nolan would have something to say, not just a blank reply.

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OH SNAP new user NolanB!

LOL yeah! Someone just screwing around. Nolan would have something to say, not just a blank reply.

 

Maybe he accidentally clicked something and is currently editing it? OR MAYBE HE'S RAINING DOWN THE ATTORNEY HELLFIRE ON MARTY RIGHT NOW!!!! :o :o

 

Seriously, who knows? Screwing around? Mr. Bushnell himself? I know not! It would be cool if Nolan were an AA member though, no matter what your (our? my?) opinions on him are! :cool:

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OH SNAP new user NolanB!

LOL yeah! Someone just screwing around. Nolan would have something to say, not just a blank reply.

 

Maybe he accidentally clicked something and is currently editing it? OR MAYBE HE'S RAINING DOWN THE ATTORNEY HELLFIRE ON MARTY RIGHT NOW!!!! :o :o

an audience is waiting to see.

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Actually now that I think about it, I don't want Nolan Bushnell here. He might not approve of some of the things I am doing, and not just in the "you're a bad guy" sense, more in the "sue the sh** out of us" sense..... :lol: Then again, who knows? Maybe he wants to buy some homebrews! LOL

 

"DAMN YOU CURT & MARTY!....ooh, Ladybug! I'll take THAT!"

 

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I bet he is best friends with the Bubblope.

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Actually now that I think about it, I don't want Nolan Bushnell here. He might not approve of some of the things I am doing, and not just in the "you're a bad guy" sense, more in the "sue the sh** out of us" sense..... :lol: Then again, who knows? Maybe he wants to buy some homebrews! LOL

 

"DAMN YOU CURT & MARTY!....ooh, Ladybug! I'll take THAT!"

 

:rolling:

Don't think it's him. He is on FB right now(or at least he is logged in) I just asked him on IM a couple minutes ago, b

ut no reply as of yet

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Hooo HAH! I got the jump on you guys! I was the second person to friend Nolan B, just in case. Who knows, maybe our friendship will save me when he rains his angry coals of lawlsuits upon us!

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I think that some people have lost their sense of perspective slightly and have gone all weak at the knees at the thought of their Messiah returning. Yes, we've had a great deal of fun over the years thanks to the company that Nolan co-founded. But that doesn't make him a saint. From what I've read here, Bushnell is a decidedly dodgy character with questionable business practices.

If people are so willing to ignore those faults then perhaps they might also forgive the Tramiels. After all they did rescue Atari from Warner when it was making heavy losses and managed to keep it going for another 10 years or so.

Anyone? No? Didn't think so.

 

 

 

Even if everything said about Nolan is true, I'll take him over Jack Tramiel *any* day.

 

The whole MOS acquisition by Commodore seems slimy to me from the accusations that have been made by some and there wouldn't have ever been any Commodore computers had Chuck Peddle not convinced Jack that calculators were a dead-end.

 

 

 

Ok after reading the negative comments I have one thing to say.

Get the fuck over it.

If he was a thieving prick who copied stuff and......made it better......so what.

(or made others make it better like most owners do)

See Bill Gates.

 

 

 

There is a difference. Atari's Pong was a massive improvement over Baer's lame game. MS-DOS was not an improvement over CP/M. Microsoft BASIC was not better than DEC's. And Windows has never been better than Mac OS or in the earlier times TOS, Amiga OS, or OS/2. Microsoft just sucks and has retarded the computer industry from its inception.

 

The one good thing Microsoft did was MSDN, and that idea came directly from Atari's APX.

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Hahaha, NolanB has already had 30 profile views.. Nice. This thread just keeps getting better and better (Sorry for my constant lack of adding anything important and/or useful to this thread)!

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Then again, some have pointed the blame at Rupert Murdoch's takeover attempt for forcing Warner's hand in the matter.

 

 

That would be me.

 

See, I don't h8 Murdoch for Fox News [love Red Eye, actually], I h8 him for what his actions did to Atari, not to mention his POS company NDS and their sub-standard DVRs he forced upon DirecTV - ending the arrangement with TiVo - until John Malone ended Murdoch's majority stake in DirecTV a couple of years ago.

 

Then again, Murdoch gave the world the Page 3 Girls so maybe that makes up for some of his actions.

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I would agree - work environment wise, it would be much more fun and interesting under Nolan, then under the strictness and fear of the Tramiels.

 

The question though at the end of the day would be - who would produce more profittable and innovative products of the two?

 

I think its possible to say both - profits under the Tramiels, faster turnaround, but I think products would be more innovative under Bushnell...

 

Again its tough to tell, the Tramiels caught on to being more creative at the end of Atari's days and Bushnell I think lost a lot of his innovative spark by witness of the "Wallruss Debacle" and the "blip" but not a sustained "wow" of the uWink concept...

 

Pong and especially home pong were improvements over the Odyssey for certain, Home Pong in particular coming out of the gate with incredible color display, excellent audio and on-screen scoring.

 

OS/2 was ALWAYS and still is - superior to Windows. MS Killed off a far better OS and we all got stuck with Windows :-/

 

 

 

Curt

 

I think that some people have lost their sense of perspective slightly and have gone all weak at the knees at the thought of their Messiah returning. Yes, we've had a great deal of fun over the years thanks to the company that Nolan co-founded. But that doesn't make him a saint. From what I've read here, Bushnell is a decidedly dodgy character with questionable business practices.

If people are so willing to ignore those faults then perhaps they might also forgive the Tramiels. After all they did rescue Atari from Warner when it was making heavy losses and managed to keep it going for another 10 years or so.

Anyone? No? Didn't think so.

 

 

 

Even if everything said about Nolan is true, I'll take him over Jack Tramiel *any* day.

 

The whole MOS acquisition by Commodore seems slimy to me from the accusations that have been made by some and there wouldn't have ever been any Commodore computers had Chuck Peddle not convinced Jack that calculators were a dead-end.

 

 

 

Ok after reading the negative comments I have one thing to say.

Get the fuck over it.

If he was a thieving prick who copied stuff and......made it better......so what.

(or made others make it better like most owners do)

See Bill Gates.

 

 

 

There is a difference. Atari's Pong was a massive improvement over Baer's lame game. MS-DOS was not an improvement over CP/M. Microsoft BASIC was not better than DEC's. And Windows has never been better than Mac OS or in the earlier times TOS, Amiga OS, or OS/2. Microsoft just sucks and has retarded the computer industry from its inception.

 

The one good thing Microsoft did was MSDN, and that idea came directly from Atari's APX.

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I think that some people have lost their sense of perspective slightly and have gone all weak at the knees at the thought of their Messiah returning. Yes, we've had a great deal of fun over the years thanks to the company that Nolan co-founded. But that doesn't make him a saint. From what I've read here, Bushnell is a decidedly dodgy character with questionable business practices.

If people are so willing to ignore those faults then perhaps they might also forgive the Tramiels. After all they did rescue Atari from Warner when it was making heavy losses and managed to keep it going for another 10 years or so.

Anyone? No? Didn't think so.

 

 

 

Even if everything said about Nolan is true, I'll take him over Jack Tramiel *any* day.

 

The whole MOS acquisition by Commodore seems slimy to me from the accusations that have been made by some and there wouldn't have ever been any Commodore computers had Chuck Peddle not convinced Jack that calculators were a dead-end.

 

 

 

Ok after reading the negative comments I have one thing to say.

Get the fuck over it.

If he was a thieving prick who copied stuff and......made it better......so what.

(or made others make it better like most owners do)

See Bill Gates.

 

 

 

There is a difference. Atari's Pong was a massive improvement over Baer's lame game. MS-DOS was not an improvement over CP/M. Microsoft BASIC was not better than DEC's. And Windows has never been better than Mac OS or in the earlier times TOS, Amiga OS, or OS/2. Microsoft just sucks and has retarded the computer industry from its inception.

 

The one good thing Microsoft did was MSDN, and that idea came directly from Atari's APX.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXKlHooroww&feature=player_embedded

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http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/28149/Bushnell_Virden_Appointed_To_Atari_Board.php?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+GamasutraNews+%28Gamasutra+News%29

 

My first thoughts were "I mean it's a late April fools joke, right? Or a PR stunt? They're

not actually going to take direction from that guy?!?!?!"

Such an inspiring post :lust: Thanks, NolanB!

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It's like he's your very own highlights & replays commentator or something!

I know *sniff*... Such beautiful and inspiring words from AA's very own NolanB.

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I THINK THAT IT WOULD BE A FUN TIME TO HAVE A ONE ON ONE CHAT WITH CURT. HIS RANT WAS NOT ONLY SILLY BUT SO HIGHLY INACCURATE THAT IF HE ASSERTS HE IS A REPORTER HE SHOULD BE FIRED. THERE ARE MAN SOURCES THAT WILL BACK UP MY POSITIONS LETS GET STARTED WITH TRUTH.

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I THINK THAT IT WOULD BE A FUN TIME TO HAVE A ONE ON ONE CHAT WITH CURT. HIS RANT WAS NOT ONLY SILLY BUT SO HIGHLY INACCURATE THAT IF HE ASSERTS HE IS A REPORTER HE SHOULD BE FIRED. THERE ARE MAN SOURCES THAT WILL BACK UP MY POSITIONS LETS GET STARTED WITH TRUTH.

 

Might want to turn your caps lock off there, Mr. Bushnell.

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I THINK THAT IT WOULD BE A FUN TIME TO HAVE A ONE ON ONE CHAT WITH CURT. HIS RANT WAS NOT ONLY SILLY BUT SO HIGHLY INACCURATE THAT IF HE ASSERTS HE IS A REPORTER HE SHOULD BE FIRED. THERE ARE MAN SOURCES THAT WILL BACK UP MY POSITIONS LETS GET STARTED WITH TRUTH.

Hey! I thought that the Caps lock posting was PISSMAN's thing!

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Atari is such a different company now than when it was just a silly portion of Infogramms. Look at Jef Lapins success. He is a very smart guy and is in my opinion making all the right moves to create a videogame company of the future. Remember, It is not what we have done historically that counts but what we do in the future. The problem that anyone that does something we are subject to the criticism of those who have never done anything. I love my involvement with Atari, Chuck E. Cheese and most of my 20 founded companies of which all except 4 were sold at a profit. Happy to take criticism from anyone that has a better track record. Other wise shut the fuck up.

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Atari is such a different company now than when it was just a silly portion of Infogramms. Look at Jef Lapins success. He is a very smart guy and is in my opinion making all the right moves to create a videogame company of the future. Remember, It is not what we have done historically that counts but what we do in the future. The problem that anyone that does something we are subject to the criticism of those who have never done anything. I love my involvement with Atari, Chuck E. Cheese and most of my 20 founded companies of which all except 4 were sold at a profit. Happy to take criticism from anyone that has a better track record. Other wise shut the fuck up.

 

So did you really make a porn movie? Inquiring minds want to know.

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