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From: Vintage Computer Festival <>
Date: Mon Feb 9 12:12:17 2004

On Mon, 9 Feb 2004, Curt Vendel wrote:

> Atari actually hired in a bunch of former CDC managers, they released a
> Plato Network cartridge for the Atari 800. It used the graphics mode 8
> (192X320) mode and I remember signing up in 84-85 for the service and it
> was incredible to see animated screens and simple music come up from the
> service.... too bad it closed, it was a spectacular
> pre-today's-internet look at what would come down the road.

Setting up a Plato network would be a neat exercise. I wonder what would
be involved?

Is the server-side software still around anywhere? Just what was the
server (some CDC mainframe I assume)? Can it be emulated? Running on the
original hardware would of course be preferable but mayeb not practical.

I think at least one person here has a Plato terminal. How many are still
out there?

Sellam Ismail                                        Vintage Computer Festival
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