Origin of company names Apple & Atari - verify?

From: Sam Ismail <dastar_at_crl.com>
Date: Fri May 9 12:38:16 1997

On Fri, 9 May 1997, William Donzelli wrote:

> > Atari is in fact a Japanese word. I forget what it means, but it's the
> > equivalent of "checkmate" in the game of Go. Founder of Atari allegedly
> > really liked Japanese culture and Go.
> I think this is true, as the founder's second company was also named
> after a Go term. I forget what it is.

I think the rough translation is "Go out of business (again)".

Har har.

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Received on Fri May 09 1997 - 12:38:16 BST

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