Community Alive and Well
How many products
that have been out of manufacturing for ten
years plus, still have the customer base and
faithful followers that Atari does?
Look at any on-line
auction these days and 2,000-plus items
will show up as part of the Atari world. We
still have T-shirts, hardware, software and
accessories selling world-wide.
We cover the
gamers with Jaguar, Lynx, XEGM, 7800, 5200,
and 2600 systems with tons of software.
We have the home
computer user, and hardware hackers still using
and building new products that improve and prolong
the life of the 8-bit world.
users still do business with the ST, TT, and
Falcon personal computer systems. Several
hardware and software clones flood the internet
to show the world loves a good idea. New
versions of these systems are under development
as you read this.
The one other
thing that stands out about our Atari community
is the brotherhood (sisterhood) of the Atari
users. If any one of us walks into a second-hand
store and sees anything Atari we usually buy
it just to keep it from going into the waste
I have had three
different Atari owners see my web site and ship
me their old systems just to keep them from
being disposed of. Most I have added to
my collection and a few I either passed on to
other users or sold on-line.
Note: My request
last month for feedback on putting USB in the
Atari systems, brought a few responses all from
the ST/TT/Falcon world. The ones who did respond
do want the option of having USB on their systems.