>But Tim - was the 'product' not a roaring success - in my view these
>fine products failed to attract a very large market share solely due
>to the lack of 'marketing' - most people never even heard of 'Atari'
>other than for the older games machines that were well promoted in
>When the 'Trammels' got involved in their money laundering operation
>(at least that's how it seemed) they made absolutely no attempt to
>'market' the product - which - upgraded a bit for the times - could be
>successfully marketed today.
>Or am I reading it wrong ???
>The Canadian Curmudgeon (in cool, cloudy, Calgary)
I'm just a little bitter from what I consider being betrayed by the
Trammels. After hearing so many times that 'this year' would be 'the
year of Atari' only to see them only market in the New York City area
or maybe a couple of other local areas, it burns me up. I tried to do
my part by buying hundreds of dollars worth of hardware and software
only to see it become worthless as fewer and fewer places supported
the platform. I hate being at the mercy of Microsoft. But what's the
alternative? Even the Mac may not last much longer. I suppose if my
needs were simpler, I could get by with my old 520 ST running Word Up
etc., but for my needs, it won't do. There- I got that off my chest.