ANTIC Interview 235 – Marlin Bates, R-Time 8 Replacement Cartridge

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Marlin Bates, R-Time 8 Replacement Cartridge

In 1986, ICD released the R-Time 8, a real-time clock cartridge for the Atari 8-bit computers. One reason this is an interesting cartridge is that it has a pass-through port: you can plug another cartridge into it, then plug the R-Time 8 into the Atari. In 2016, Marlin Bates created the R-Time 8 Replacement Cartridge, a workalike cart. On June 7, 2016, we talked about that project. Marlin is better known to people on the AtariAge forums as MacRorie. During this interview, we talk about Romox — I previously interviewed the CEO of Romox, Tim McGuinness.

Teaser quote: “You don’t know enough to not do it, and by the time you’re halfway in you go ‘Oh, I guess I gotta do it now.'”

Macrorie on AtariAge

Bates motel BBS: telnet://76.14.174.25:8888

Interview with Romox founder Tim McGuinness

Video of this interview


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