Tech, tape and ancient consoles

The subject line makes sense. No, really, it does. You’ll have to read this week’s Vintage Tech column to make sense of it, mind you, as in doing the research (on my own Lynx), I discovered two things:
1) The Lynx 1 I own doesn’t work any more. Sob. I think the battery contacts are kaput
2) It was, unbelievably, held together with masking tape.
Vintage Tech: Looking back at the Atari Lynx: “Atari’s place in gaming history is pretty much assured thanks to Pong, the Atari 2600 and to a lesser extent, the Atari 2600 version of E.T. But the 2600 wasn’t the only product Atari ever developed.”

About the author

Alex Kidman is a multi-award winning Australian technology writer, former editor at Gizmodo, CNET, GameSpot, ZDNet, PC Mag, APC, Finder and as a contributor to the ABC, SMH, AFR, Courier Mail, GadgetGuy, PC & Tech Authority, Atomic and many more. He's been writing professionally since 1998, and his passions include technology, social issues, education, retro gaming and professional wrestling.

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