Back in 1979, Atari came up with a design for a next-generation console called the “Cosmos” (you’ll find it on this list of handheld games consoles. This remarkable device, planned for release in the early 80’s, would have used holographic games in order to give an illusion of 3D, all in a hand-held unit.
In any case; only five prototypes were ever built (and only two of those ever had their electronics put in)… but one of “the three” has come up for sale on eBay on Buy It Now. I kid you not. Price is just short of £10,000. Don’t you just want one?
- AtariMuseum’s page on the Atari Cosmos – with piccies; fab!
- Have a spare pair of underpants ready. Do not be eating anything.
- Be sure that you are not under the influence of any hallucinogens. Put that pint down, too.
- Take a deep breath. Remind yourself that you are in a safe place, and you can turn off your computer at any time.
- Watch this 80’s Estonian TV ad (about 5.3MB). I think it’s supposed to be shot from the perspective of a chicken on a bad LSD trip.
I have some friends who’d probably appreciate this: The SIRC Guide To Flirting.
Is it just me, or does this dialog box, which appears when using a particular part of Microsoft SQL Server 2000, present a very bad metaphor? One that says, “this arrow represents your data, and here it is being minced by some cogs”. Or maybe it’s just me that thinks that, and winces a little every time another animated grey arrow goes through the mangle.
Just a thought.