Q. Prior to that did you do anything or attempt to construct or interest anybody else in constructing the apparatus as described in that paper?
Q. did you ever show the paper to anybody at Lagoon Corporation or Amusement Services Corporation?
Q. How much did you think six games would have cost at that time?
[NOTE - I may be missing something obvious here but it seems that Bushnell could have built a cheaper system using the DEC PDP-8 (generally considered the first successful, mass-produced minicomputer), which had been released in 1965 and cost around $18,000. Perhaps it initially cost more than that or perhaps it was impractical or incapable of driving multiple displays, or maybe he just wasn't aware of it.]
Q. At that time would that have been an economic investment as far as you know to get six games?
[NOTE – This section deals with the Data General Nova. I’m sure most of you already know this, but the seeing an ad for the Nova was what convinced Nolan that his idea might be practical. Data General was founded by several former DEC employees in 1968 to produce low-cost minicomputers. The Nova was a minicomputer that was introduced at a base price of $3,995 (far cheaper than DEC’s PDP-8, considered by many the first successful minicomputer).]
Q. How did this relate to your infiltration of the system of your prior paper?
Q. That is Document 39-2?
A. It's been a long time. I would just have to go through these things. They are essentially parts to a mini computer.
A. Right, yes.
Q. Did you ever order any computers from Data General for this system?
Q. What was the date on 40-1?
MR. WILLIAMS: Q. Is 40-3 another diagram associated with the monitor of a diagram of a portion of the monitor?
Q. Do you think that the drawings that were reworked into the stand-alone game still exist?
Q. What was the purpose of the sync generator?
To be continued.
Sine I didn't have many photos for this one, here are a couple of Atari-related ones I came across recently.
This one is from Atari's 1978 distributor meeting. This one had an old west theme. Unfortunately it doesn't identify who the people are. Front and center (in the loud pants) is Frank Ballouz. Behind him, I think, is Steve Bristow. I think that's Gene Lipkin in the sombrero. One of the females may be Lenore Sayers or Sue Elliot.
This one appeared in the February 1974 issue of Oui.