Tuesday, May 18, 2004

Atari ROCKS!

I really wonder how life would've been like without Atari around. I guess if it wasn't for a few of those geeks at the Train Club to not be bored of their own lives, all of this wouldn't be at the position that it is now. With the whole Odyssey "craze" for a short period of time, it's hard to imagine people getting excited over something like that. No color, hardly any moving objects or even animated objects, and what cracks me up the most is that they had to use Mylar gels to put over the screen! Hilarious! I wonder where we would be without all of this creativity. Just imagine if Atari was the type of company that was all about BUSINESS, and creativity took somewhat of a backseat. There would be no parties on Fridays, no drugs, no alcohol, just a ridiculously sterile environment all the time. I guess that this would eventually lead to some other company leading the way, or the end of Atari. Creativity is meant to be loose and without structure, which is why Atari kicked so much ass in the 70s and early 80s. But with anything massively successful, it needs its balance, which could sometimes lead to the end of a company. Once business and money took over the scene, it killed everything. Unfortunately this type of thing happened to Atari.


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