Wil Wheaton, formerly Wesley Crusher on Star Trek the Next Generation, wrote an article about the Atari 2600 for LAweekly.com. It begins thusly:
About 12 years ago, my wife and I pulled her original Atari 2600 out of storage and hooked it up to our television. We set it on the floor, next to my Sega Genesis, and showed it to our kids.
"What's that?" One of them asked.
You can read the rest of the article here.