Just received and read this amazing book!!
WELL DONE !!! A must read for all ST fans!!!
Quality of the book/binding/thick paper stock/glossy pages is OUTSTANDING !!!
The writing to good, sharp and to the point. Writer notes where his opinion is shown.
There are a few typos, like XF-551 is XF-511, an 1998 instead of 1989 and similar in a few places, nothing major. Similar to the Business is Fun first printing I have.
Perhaps I am not remembering things quite right, but I got one of the first 1040's when they came out. I got it in Hayward, CA, the first month they were available. I will swear on whatever book you choose that the label was 1040ST, not 1040STf. This book says that the first all in one ST was a 1040STf. I'm not quite sure about that. I wish I still had that machine.
A small item not mentioned is the 4160STE upgrade offered by Atari authorized dealers, though it is listed the timeline on page 224.
I wish there was a bit more about the various monitors Atari put out during this book's time frame. There, in itself, lies an interesting story.
But overall a really great book!!! I commend anyone who can put something together like this! I couldn't do it. Hundreds of pictures and photos, many I have never seen before. I love the yellow sticky note captions! Many new facts that I did not know about are now, in the light. Congratulations!!
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