Forty years ago, on November 29, 1972, a startup called Atari announced the release of Pong, a coin operated “video game.” The company’s name was taken from the ancient Japanese board game Go, and vaguely translates as “to hit the mark.” In celebration, here are ten things you might not know about Atari.
1. In today’s dollars, you could found Atari for the price of a MacBook Pro.
Nolan Bushnell founded Atari in 1972 with a princely investment of $250. (His co-founder,... READ ON