Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 15th Jan 2013 01:24 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "Dell, the personal-computer maker that lost almost a third of its value last year, is in buyout talks with private-equity firms, two people with knowledge of the matter said. The shares surged." So yeah, like I said - no wonder Microsoft has entered the hardware business. The PC OEM era is over.
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RE[5]: Comment by kovacm
by ssokolow on Tue 15th Jan 2013 19:40 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by kovacm"
ssokolow
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2010-01-21

Ironically, I learned the meaning of "atari" in high school and it took me about three years before events made me stop to consider that, maybe, the company I'd vaguely heard of while playing NES and SNES games as a young child might have chosen that name because it was a pre-existing word.

...but then that's the problem with getting familiar with words at a young age. You often forget to re-evaluate them once you're old enough to appreciate their context.

Edited 2013-01-15 19:41 UTC

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RE[6]: Comment by kovacm
by MOS6510 on Tue 15th Jan 2013 19:54 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by kovacm"
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2011-05-12

Atari was well known when I grew up, but long after their demise did I learn the meaning.

Well, we had no Wikipedia or Internet access back then.

If anyone of you is bored it can be fun to find out how companies got their names. Epson, Sharp and Sony are very nice ones.

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