Mar 08, 1984 | 1 message
In case you've been wondering how the SYS$MAIL lists work because you never knew or you just plain forgot, here is an updated description.
A helpful note on understanding how to use mail distribution lists. If you're confused when reading mail headers (e.g. "What is KIM::?"), read this.
Mar 04, 1986 | 1 message
Now, the Japanese are a traditional people and have a lot of ritual in their business affairs.
Atari's owner and president visits the office in Milpitas.
Jan 14, 1991 | 1 message
The Arabs may or may not remember that Hussein attacked Kuwait but they will most certainly remember the Arabs killed when the allied forces attack.
3 days before the beginning of Operation Desert Storm, an Atari employee appeals for peace.
Jul 03, 1985 | 1 message
THEY ARE FROM IRAN (YOU KNOW, THAT CRAZY PLACE WHERE TERRORISM IS A NATIONAL PASTIME).
Okay I get that you're trying to help them but let's keep it on topic, yeah?
Aug 09, 1984 | 5 messages
What's the difference between Atari and the Titanic?
Morale at Atari is at an all-time low in late 1984.
May 03, 1985 | 1 message
UNCENSORED MESSAGES ARE THE ONES ACTUALLY FUN TO READ.
Hide Nakajima, the author of this message, became president of Atari Games in 1985.
Jul 09, 1987 | 3 messages
The VP looked alternately at the ceiling and the floor, and then furtively across the crowded room as he addressed the assembly, "I need to talk to you today about drug usage."
Atari employees, early ones in particular, openly despise policy. It is a theme that cuts across multiple threads in the archive.
In this message, Lyle Rains conveys to employees that they shouldn't do drugs whether or not they are on the premises.
Yet, writing this as a parable from the perspective of a young engineer conveys more: 'Do you really want me call an all-hands to do this? Is this what you want working at Atari to be like?'
Nov 27, 1985 | 2 messages
Few people have given as much of their life to a company as George gave to Atari
George Opperman designed the Atari logo and is behind the art on Atari's arcade cabinets.
Aug 13, 1984 | 1 message
I just want to know if stuff like this only happens when the planets line up and the tooth fairy gets a fortune cookie that reads "you will meet someone as gay as you are"
Post-1984-layoffs, an employee openly wonders why the layoff occurred the way it did.
Jan 30, 1984 | 19 messages
Imagine Speven [sic] Spielberg directing a film, but not getting credit. How would he feel? Are we cogs in a machine? I am not a number !!! This isn't 1984!! (well OK, maybe it is).
This is a 19-message long thread between disgruntled engineers and management regarding their policies around compensation and credits when coin-operated Atari games were converted to console games.