Explore the Atari History Timeline (10-15 mins)

Task: Explore the Atari History Timeline

Needed: Web browser

Time: 10-15 mins


The history of Atari is fascinating. I always learn something new and important every time I dig into it. Michael Current maintains a web page with a timeline of events in the early history of Atari covering years 1969 to 1976. This is well worth a read!


Navigate to the Atari history timeline and enjoy reading!


You might recognize Michael Current as the editor of the Atari 8-bit FAQ. I have previously posted about the FAQ. I have also previously posted about Spacewar! which was very inspirational for Nolan Bushnell when he started Atari (initially called Syzygy) as mentioned in the timeline history.