Welcome to the birthday issue
of MyAtari magazine. Yes that's right, MyAtari
is already two years old. It seems like only
yesterday that Shiuming and I were sitting down
and thrashing out ideas for a "new"
on-line Atari mag.
I'm pleased to
report that this year has run a lot smoother
than our first. This has been mostly down to
our new - and more reliable - host, Joshua Internet.
I'm sure you'll agree, this year has seen MyAtari
grow from strength to strength. For example,
MyAtari now boasts an official mirror at www.myatari.org,
a back issues mirror at www.myatari.co.uk
as well as an on-line store.
But all these
wonderful technical improvements would have
been a waste of time without great content.
Month after month, our contributors have managed
to produce some fabulous articles and reviews
and I'm sure I speak for everyone when I say
"thank you" and "encore!".
While proud of our achievements
the MyAtari team have no intention of resting on our laurels
month's issue clearly demonstrates, ending up a mighty 9.5
On a personal
note, I would like to thank everyone involved
in the magazine for their continued support
and encouragement. In particular, I would like
to express my thanks to Shiuming for his
help, support and pointing out all my mistakes
and spelling errorz over the last two years.
MyAtari is a magazine for you the user, and
it can only get better through your active support.
Let's make the next 12 issues even better
than the last!
Regards and best
A landmark issue indeed! Let me first thank all of
our supporters thus far,
I'm constantly impressed by your enthusiasm and capacity for new ideas. I
certainly haven't noticed the time pass and I'm glad to have so many talented
people around me. At the current rate I may have to order some of our
contributors to take a holiday so I can catch my breath!
As if the
magazine being free wasn't enough, reader and good friend Paul Williamson
recently commented that we should also give away as a free gift the time
to read it! I'm not sure how to do that but if there are any mad
scientists among you up to the challenge then please contact us via the usual
address. Meanwhile I suggest anyone having difficulty digesting our monthly
output get in some speed-reading training, it's all relative...
issue sees the beginning of another regular column, please give a warm
welcome to Larry
Petit of the Atarinvader team - he's your man for the 2600.
Like our Tim's Atari MIDI World column, what we have in the magazine here
is just a taster of another publisher in its own right, if you enjoy the
column, and I'm sure you will, head straight over to the Atarinvader web
site (www.atarinvader.com), where you'll find more articles, news and even a superb little Atari
At last the weather is cold enough again that I can
completely open my windows at night while running my equipment at full
pelt, without fear of my room turning into a sauna. Living next to a railway
embankment, I've got used to the regular noise of passing trains but one
thing which has never ceased to annoy me is the endless stream of
light-seeking nocturnal insects crawling over my monitors or dropping dead
in a messy pile under my 150 W light bulb as I try to keep cool. What this
means is I can work more efficiently, which is a good thing especially for
Off to work now, got a busy issue ahead, catch you
same time next month.
Shiuming Lai, Features and Technical Editor