Encryptor Board...

From: James Carter <jscarter_at_worldnet.att.net>
Date: Mon Jun 30 17:03:50 1997

At 11:06 PM 6/29/97 +0000, you wrote:
>Hmmm. Interesting hypothesis. However, these boards are circa 1983,
>while the 7800 is circa 1986 or something.

The 7800 was completed and commercially ready in '84, but shelved by Atari
(Tramiel) because of the apparent end to the videogame console industry
that year, and their focus became home computers. But then in '86 when
Nintendo started raking in millions showing that videogame consoles were
more than a passing fad, they finally released the 7800 system.

The 7800 was originally going to be upgradable to a 20K computer with a
$100 keyboard/computer cartridge planned for late '84. Early model 7800s
even sport the expansion port that was to be used to attach peripherals
such as modems and printers. None of this was ever released.

Received on Mon Jun 30 1997 - 17:03:50 BST

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