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1632-E014: The One With The Floating Point

October 23, 2021 Inverse ATASCII

Podcast Download: E014 This episode features the time from April 1989 through June 1989. Links Atari ST Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atari_ST Atari ST User V4 N2 (89-04): http://www.atarimania.com/mags/pdf/atari-st-user-vol-04-issue-02.pdf Atari ST User V4 N3 (89-05): http://www.atarimania.com/mags/pdf/atari-st-user-vol-04-issue-03.pdf Atari ST User V4 N4 (89-06): http://www.atarimania.com/mags/pdf/atari-st-user-vol-04-issue-04.pdf Start  #20 (1989-04): http://www.atarimania.com/mags/pdf/atari_start_vol_3_issue_9.pdf Start  #21 (1989-05): http://www.atarimania.com/mags/pdf/atari_start_vol_3_issue_10.pdf Start  #22 …

Player/Missile
Atari

Ep. 30: 1982 Special: 8-bit vs 5200 Part 1: Video System X

October 20, 2021 Wade Ripowski

In a special 3-part series comparing the 8-bit computers to the 5200 console, this first episode focuses on 1982. Scanning the regular magazines for mentions of the 5200, I also scour other magazines for both 8-bit and 5200 coverage. Only in this special series will you hear article summaries …

ANTIC
Atari

ANTIC Interview 427 – Margaret (Akin) Guilbault, Atari Camper

October 17, 2021 ANTIC

Margaret (Akin) Guilbault, Atari Camper Margaret Akin was one of the children who attended Atari’s computer camps, and one of the kids who was featured in The Magic Room, Atari’s movie about the camps. Her name is now Margaret Guilbault. Atari ran its summer camps from 1982 through 1984 at …

Atari 8Bit
Atari

New Labels – 800 Personality/Memory Modules

September 29, 2021 atari8bit

I was asked by Ken Lund of SLCC if I could make some new labels for the Atari 800 Personality and Memory modules, both the authentic labels and custom ones that identify the OS version in the module. Ken provided a high quality scan of the required labels and dimensions …

ANTIC
Atari

ANTIC Interview 426 – Eric Podietz, Interactive Picture Systems

September 18, 2021 ANTIC

Eric Podietz, Interactive Picture Systems Eric Podietz was co-founder of Interactive Picture Systems, a company that created software for 8-bit computers from 1982 through 1984. The company’s first program was PAINT! for the Atari 8-bits, which was developed at the Superboots software development lab located at the Capital Children’s Museum …

ANTIC
Atari

ANTIC Episode 81 – Too Much Commodore

September 5, 2021 ANTIC

ANTIC Episode 81 –  Too Much Commodore In this episode of ANTIC The Atari 8-Bit Computer Podcast… we wax philosophical about Raspberry Pi upgrades for the Atari, discuss the drama that was the Atari fest of the past, and talk WAY too much Commodore! READY! Recurring Links  Floppy Days Podcast  …

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ANTIC Interview 425 – Jeffrey Sarnoff, Atari Research Group

September 4, 2021 ANTIC

Jeffrey Sarnoff, Atari Research Group   Jeffrey Sarnoff started at Atari in the home computer division in 1981 as a software architect, where he worked on a 3-D graphics library. The next year he moved to Atari’s Research Group, under Alan Kay, where he worked on a holographic animation system …