I've really enjoyed the Atari experience. I hope those staying can pull the company out of this deep hole.
A slew of goodbyes from layoffs in 1984.
If you have not done so already, please take a few minutes to send me your name, address, and phone #. Not only those who are leaving, but those who are staying. I hope we can keep up the many valuable friendships. As before, anyone who sends me their info gets a copy of the whole list. Please use the following form: Mike Albaugh xxxxxxxxxxxx (xxx) xxx-xxxx Thank you, Mike. p.s. The list will also be available on Jeff Bell's B.B.S. (xxx) xxx-xxxx. The current plan is to have the list accesible to anyone who is on it. For more details, see Jeff.
It has been good working with all of you. I mean it sincerely when I say that I have always considered Coin-Op to be the elite of the game divisions. Keep it up! I like Atari. I have been here (but not in this "division") almost 3 years and have grown quite attached to the ol' fuji. I wish you all the best and sincerely hope that each of you, and Atari as a whole, succeeds. You still have hard times ahead of you but I have faith that you will pull through. Good luck, Dave
Garfield Is Dead! Long Live Garfield!
I'm sad to say that I will be leaving ATARI after 7 very enjoyable years. I doubt that I will ever again be able to work with as many exceptionally talented and fun people. I wish each of you all the best wherever life takes you. To those of you who are staying with ATARI, I wish you the best of luck in turning this see-saw industry around. I hope that I someday have the opportunity to work with you again. It's been REAL!! Sincerely, John Ray
From: KIM::DEUS 3-AUG-1984 11:35 To: @SYS$MAIL:JUNK Subj: GOODBY AND GOODLUCK THIS IS THE FIRST TIME AND THE LAST TIME I AM USING THE MAIL . YES ,I HAVE FEW WORDS TO SAY.ATARI HAS BEEN GOOD TO ME AND I HAVE NO REGRETS.IT HAS BEEN FUN WORKING WITH ALL OF YOU AND GOOD LUCK TO ALL OF YOU WHERE EVER YOU MAY END UP.AS VERY WISE OLD TURK TOLD ME: " THIS IS IT" "THERE ARE NO HIDDEN MEANINGS" " THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS ,EACH MAN MUST DO FOR HIMSELF" I MAY BE CONTACTED AT HOME FOR THOSE WHO MAY WANT TO CHAT ABOUT ANYTHING.MY HOME ADDRESS AND PHONE NUMBER IS: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (xxx) xxx-xxxx SO LONG, SAM DEUS
Garfield may be dead...but he was seen leaving carrying a set of golf clubs!!!!!!!! Golf has died too! -O-
Goodbye to all those whose lifes intersected with mine. I've enjoyed working with you all these past few years. Good luck to all those who must now carry on the tradition of Atari, "the serious funtakers." May we meet again in future incarnations, and may you never take any wooden garfields. Eddie Dean Babcock, Jr. P.S. I'm listed in the Albaugh white pages.
GOODBY... TO EVERYONE ... ITS BEEN GREAT WORKING HERE. DURING MY THREE AND HALF YEARS OF EMPLOYMENT AT *ATARI* I HAVE ENJOYED THE WORKING ENVIRONMENT AND ALL THE SPECIAL PEOPLE OUT THEIR.I FEEL FORTUNATE TO HAVE WORKED ON THE VARIOUS COMPUTER GRAPHICS SYSTEM AT ATARI. MY FUTURE GOALS ARE TO CONTINUE IN COMPUTER GRAPHICS,VOLUNTEER FOR SIGGRAPH, CONTINUE WITH MY STUDIES IN PROGRAMMING AND BE A GOOD MOTHER. AND NOW I'M GOING OUT IN THE ATARI TRADITION .... "POUR ME ANOTHER ONE PLEASE" *****GOOD FORTUNE**** TO EVERYONE
I just wanted to say good bye to all the great people I have worked with these past 8 years. "good bye to all the great people I have worked with these past 8 years" I've really enjoyed the Atari experience. I hope those staying can pull the company out of this deep hole. Who know, maybe the company will grow big enough again that I can someday come back and disrupt everything again. And if not, and if it gets smaller and smaller... who knows, maybe one day I can come back and buy it!!!!!!!! Ill be about one more week, so get your abuse while you still can!!!!! It feels like graduation from school again...so now I got to go out into the real world and find a job!!!!!! Im in the Albaugh white pages, feel free to call anytime, either for a chat, or for the Rubin answering message of the month! -O-
It has been great fun being here at Atari. I hope to see all your games in the arcade soon. It was nice knowing you all. "Code 6" Watch Out For Stray Lightning Bolts! karl
Aug 03, 1984