Andrew Newman

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From Airline Reservations to Sonic the Hedgehog: A&hellip by Martin Campbell-Kelly
While I enjoyed the book, especially for it's exploration of the early days of the software industry there is this rather curious mistake.
"In March 1983, Warner Communications decided to cut its losses and sell Atari. The video console and home computer division was sold to Commodore Business Machines, the arcade videogame division to the Japanese firm Namco."
It was in 1984 and it was to Jack Trammiel, the founder of Commodore. Warner retained the arcade business.
It makes me wonder how true the rest of these facts are in the book or whether this is a one off mistake. Unfortunately, this ruined it for me.