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ATARI ST STILL MANAGES CAMPGROUND RESERVATIONS AFTER 36 YEARS


Found this interesting as I had an Atari ST. A lot of musicians used them too as it had a MIDI port and I think it was Cubase that led the field in music software if I recall correctly.

Mostly I played games on mine, but I did a fair bit of programming on it too, some ideas from then would be recreated many years later in various projects. I also designed some software for my Dad's business on it.

https://hackaday.com/2021/10/06/atari-st-still-manages-campground-reservations-after-36-years/


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“Don’t fix it if it ain’t broke”. That’s what we guess [Frans Bos] has been thinking for the past few decades, as he kept using his Atari ST to run a booking system for the family campground. (Video, embedded below.)

Although its case has yellowed a bit, the trusty old machine is still running 24/7 from April to October, as it has done every year since 1985. In the video [Frans] demonstrates the computer and its custom campground booking system to [Victor Bart].



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Posted October 09, 2021, 20:09:19 PM Logged

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It's still working, amazing.

They don't make them like that anymore - I'm not sure if that's a good thing or not   Grin

Interesting find.

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Just goes to show that a computer only needs to be capable of the task in hand.

They were very reliable, no crashes that I recall.

Also surprising is that he has one of Atari's monitors there too - still working. I used an old telly with mine.

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