Fresh from the Forgettable Video Game Accessories Department comes the Skywriter "Stick Station," a $15 piece of wood for your Atari 2600 joystick. Nobody knows what it really does, but at least you'll have a good place to put your frosty joystick so it doesn't leave those annoying "joystick rings" all over your coffee table during the humid summer months.
A Bit of (Fictional) Trivia: The president of Skywriter, Larry Egler, was once famously quoted as saying, "There will be a Stick Station on every table in America by 1990." Few people know that it was a misquote that has been erroneously reprinted in many books on video game history. In truth, Mr. Egler said, "There will be a table on every Stick Station in America by 1990," a prediction that actually came true: all remaining Stick Stations in the continental United States are now being used to shore up wobbly table legs.
[ From Computer Games, June 1984. Special thanks to McPhail Hunt for donating the issue. ]
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