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What happened to Atari

Source:  Computer Weekly archive

What happened to Atari

Atari began in 1972 and became a major player in the console games business with the advent of its first games console, the 2600 video computer console.

The company tried to develop a rival to the Apple II home computer and finally managed to offer a fully fledged home computer, the Atari ST, to rival Commodore’s Amiga. >>


The journey to modern computing has involved several companies, each making a vital contribution. But despite the significance of their various milestones, many have merged with modern household name companies while others have stumbled into obscurity and bankruptcy. Computer Weekly traces the histories of some of these seminal computer companies.

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