Think Fayyaad might appreciate this one. It’s a Slate article about, well, the rise and fall of Atari.
Before Atari, no video games at home. After Atari, video games all the time. Males of a certain age will regale you with tales of long mornings roping cattle in Stampede and the distinctive thumb cramp that the joystick delivered.
I was little then and just barely remember my cousin playing with his. After the whole thing went kablooey we younger cousins used the game cartridges as futuristic looking laser guns.
[Link: Speak, Atari at Slate Magazine]