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Long Lost - The Magic Room

Source: https://youtu.be/Cs7jnOlNl9Y

At the beginning of the 80s with the rise of 8bit computers Atari wanted to make those machines more accessible to kids. From 1982 up to 1984 they ran summer computer camps in various locations in the US.

Filmmakers Bob Elfstrom and Lucy Hilmer shot a film about at the University of California, San Diego and released it under the name The Magic Room in 1983.

A long lost 18 minute version just resurfaced and was professionally digitized thanks to the efforts of Kay Savetz. He uploaded the video to Youtube where you can enjoy it right now.

If you did not live in that era, try to understand, that these kids grew up in a world without computers, mobile phones and the internet. Whole. New. World!

Fantastic film.

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