The original proprietor of The Atari Museum,
respected computing historian Curt Vendel, sadly unexpectedly passed away aged 53 on August 30th 2020.
This website became
inaccessible around a year later when its hosting expired.
Having personally used this website and its predecessor
atari-history.com for research
over the years, it seemed such a shame for Curt's life's work to not
be indexed and
the wider web, so I took it upon myself to mirror it here in as
complete a form
as I could piece together. This mirror is based upon the Wayback Machine's 2021-07-16 14:12 crawl of
atarimuseum.com, the last available before it went offline.
I have made
no changes to the content or layout, only manually checking every
page and fixing broken
links and images where I find them - and adding this explanatory
page. You can see the reconstruction
and cleanup process in the GitHub repo here.
As a fellow fan of Atari history, my only motivation in making this
is to make his work as accessible as possible in its original form,
and I hope it is
received by the community as intended. While I have no personal
connection to Curt, he was
a hero and inspiration of mine and we had some good chats on
Facebook over the years,
so I like to think that he would approve. May he Rest In Peace
knowing that his efforts were not in vain.
The sister site to this one - Karl Morris's excellent Atari Explorer
- is also available as a mirror here.