Atari’s 1984 Touch Tablet: A Retro-Unboxing

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1984 Atari Touch Tablet

The Tablet in Action

Fancying myself somewhat of an artiste, I decided to try my hand at drawing some various-colored circles and rectangles on the screen.  It worked.  After three hours with AtariArtist, I came to the conclusion that it’s just like Photoshop, except that you can’t photorealistically graft human breasts onto an elephant.  But the software was pretty decent for 1984, and I considered myself proud to have known the Touch Tablet in its authentic Atari glory.

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