Sunday, 26 March 2006

Silica Shop Sunday

I'm not restrained in publicizing my affection for all things Atari! This weekend is no exception with the Universal Binary release of Mark Grebe's lauded 8-bit emulator Atari800MacX 3.2.

In the spirit of nostalgia. Silica Shop, based in Sidcup, Kent, was the UK's largest Atari dealer, before its Debenhams concession stores resulted in bankruptcy. Although I couldn't find a good enough Silica Shop magazine advertisement. Here's one taken from a 1984 Argos catalogue. Argos is a successful UK retail chain.

Kevin Simpson, a childhood friend and avid video gamer, and me drooled over this! And to think that I owned a Commodore 64 at the time! In the inimitable words of Dr Zachary Smith, Ohh, the pain!