The real "STELLA"


        Many people familiar with Atari are aware of the stories of Atari products being codenamed after females who worked for Atari.   The Atari 400 was codenamed Candy, the Atari 800 was codenamed Colleen, the Atari 5200 was codenamed PAM and there are many other codenames for other Atari products.   One product in particular, Atari's most popular and the worlds most famous video game console the Atari 2600 Video Computer System was not named after an Atari female, but instead after one of the original engineers bicycle.