In honor of B&WE's 500th post (or thereabouts), we are going with our first theme week: Atari week! Though my original Atari 2600 has gone to the wayside, a colleague was cleaning out his house and asked if I wanted this bad boy Atari 800XL. He had originally used it to write his PhD thesis. Prior to this, I had no idea that Atari's had keyboards, although I was perfectly aware a Commodore 64 had them. Despite the spouse's protests, it found a home in our basement, where it was proudly on display until it was overrun by children's toys. Nevertheless, the Atari blazed in all it's 64K RAM glory for a little while, working like 'twas just out of the box. Here's hoping it survives the next 30 years as it did the first 30.