Right, so I'm finally done reading the book. Again well done!
First thing's first, some more things I noticed (I'm not writing this right before bed time so this time Mr nitpick Karl won't spot any problems
page 227 - "machines development" -> "machine's development"
page 234 - "reflected it's market" -> "reflected its market"
page 235 - "worlds video game" -> "world's video game"
"atari france sreported" -> "atari france reported"
page 236 - "on the moniker of TX-1" - I assume you mean FX-1 here?
page 251 - "with the head-" text seems to cut off here and never continues?
page 252 - "worlds top" -> "world's top"
page 256 - "64bitRISK with support for mutiple video architectures such as sprite, pixel and character mapped systems". First of all, I assume you mean "RISC" here, right? Second, this statement is plain wrong. The obejct processor can draw objects on screen, that's true. Also the objects can be of rectangular shape, different bit depth, different palette, scaling factor, h-flipped, independantly positioned etc. The number of objects that it can display is only limited by the RAM bandwidth and the available RAM (check out f.a.c.t.s.
for an exterme abuse of this). However there is not any specific mode to process character mapped modes, nor single pixels. You can certainly create objects that contain these things but it's not supported by the hardware.
page 256 - "Maximum of 800x576" - On a stock Jaguar 1024 pixels horizontally has been achieved through setting of the video mode.
page 261 - "jaguars future rival" -> "jaguar's future rival"
page 274 - "platforms architecture" -> "platforms architecture"
page 285 - "since it's inception" -> "since its inception"
In general I enjoyed reading both books and sifting through the tens of ads (some I've seen in my youth, but most I haven't!).
If I have to pick one negative thing, it would be the writing on a grander scale. Not that there's anything wrong with it as it is consisted of coherent sentences without the ghastliness of langage translators. The thing that bugged me is that there's a sense of gloom conveyed in each section. "But we all know everything went wrong, amirite?", that sort of thing that ended most sections. Even in the haydays of atari with Bushnell in charge, Warner or the Tramiels there's always that bit where the reader is reminded of the cold hard truth instead of engrossing into the story and tries to gets his/her hopes up. Kind of breaks up the suspension of disbelief if that makes any sense
. However, if someone just grabs any of the two books and opens them at a random page this is perfectly fine as each section is a quick and to the point info dump. It simply didn't make my larger reading sessions as enjoyable as they could have been.
But as I said, this is just grumpy old men's nitpicks. I don't regret buying the books or supporting Karl, and I would recommend the books to everyone