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Wanted to share another document. Looks like hardware engineering was hard at work on something using Tom.

 

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I ordered 2 piles of documents from Best Electronics. I was hoping for something I could frame up for wall decor. Letterheads, blueprints, shipping papers, etc, a lot random Atari branded paperwork ranging from early 80's to 1995. Pretty cool to see what you get in each pile.

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Reading that reminded me - I spent three weeks down in El Dorado with Bruce at B & C Computervisions to help out. One evening while sitting in the living room, he hands me this huge binder which had the complete development of the Jaguar CD unit in it. Email's back and forth from the plastic company, Phillips.. you name it. From concept to compltetion. I thumbed through that for an entire evening. Bottom line : It's not the actual design that is it's flaw, but just the cheap approach and the hell bent need to keep costs down that makes it break when you look at it. Slow and unfocused communication between all the key players also seemed to be a factor. That binder was about 4 inches thick. Probably one of the coolest things I had seen down there, next to the pallets of new, boxed Jaguars..

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Thats cool! 🙂 I think I've gotten alot of my sealed Lynx games on ebay from him. That binder would be a really exciting read through. You spent 3 weeks at B&C? Did you get paid or was it more volunteering? 

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$45 each. You get at least 1 engineering blueprint, shipping docs, engineering docs, warehouse paperwork, inter-office paperwork, stationary, different envelopes, all ranging from different years while Atari was in business.

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Is this original paper that was printed out at atari in the 90s (aka limited supply and everyone gets something completely different) or is it printed out by best electronics on demand (aka unlimited supply and people getting the same stuff)? (Serious question)

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The 2 packs I got were both different. The stationary and envelopes look like out of a real case and different types. Stickers, memos, and other stuff looks handwritten not copied. The blueprints are on special large paper and not copied. Negatives of film is real. So I'd say different for everyone? Both of mine were def different.

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I know for awhile he was selling unused Atari stock cert until he ran out also.

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