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Atari’s “Think Tank” – Cyan Engineering

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I recently ran across this fantastic and odd little gem – “Atari’s Cyan Engineering – Splendor in the Grass”, a largely forgotten short documentary about Atari’s famous “think-tank” shot in 1982, two years before Big Brother was supposed to make life hell (and 30 years before he actually would).

 

Atari VCS/2600

Atari VCS/2600

 

It highlights some of the work developed here that Atari became famous for such as the VCS (Video Computer System/2600), and serves as a bit of a fun time-machine to back where they tinker with ideas, peer into the future and try to predict much of what we take for granted today. Video conferencing and small portable “Briefcase sized” computers are mentioned for example, along with Continue reading Atari’s “Think Tank” – Cyan Engineering

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Let’s reflect. On the week behind us, the crazy spam, just whatever is on your mind!

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Shutdown: Shhhh!

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Didn’t care for The Isolator but still like the pokey sounds of silence?

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Looks quite isolated to me.

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Shutdown: Tip Over

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No, really, it is perfectly safe.

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Ride the R10. She’ll get you there.

“PASSENGERS’ ENTRANCE TO R101 When R101 was moored to her Cardington mast – 200 feet high, and equipped with a lift and staircase – the passengers and crew entered and left the ship via the mast itself and a gangway let down from beneath her nose. [...]

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Shutdown: Desktop

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It’s an Agat! Agat 9, to be precise.

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Shutdown: Ripples on the Pond

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Actually, they are convectively-generated mesospheric airglow waves. But whatever.

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Shutdown: X-15

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Putting the X in space way before SpaceX put it after.

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Shutdown: Little Teapot

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Here is my handle, and here is my spout. And here are my four windshields.

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