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ANTIC Interview 410 – Ann Lewin-Benham, Director of Capital Children's Museum

April 10, 2021 ANTIC

Ann Lewin-Benham, Director of Capital Children’s Museum Ann Lewin-Benham was executive director of the Capital Children’s Museum in Washington, D.C. The museum was home to the first public-access computer center in the nation’s capital, and indeed, one of the first in the United States. In 1981, Atari and Apple each …

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S6E641 BBS Social

April 1, 2021 Inverse ATASCII

Podcast: Download Intro music is an excerpt from a chip tune by Wizwars named 8 Bit Raceway.  It is used under Creative Common license Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States.   …

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ANTIC Episode 76 – The Bill Kendrick Show

March 28, 2021 ANTIC

ANTIC Episode 76 – The Bill Kendrick Show In this episode of ANTIC The Atari 8-Bit Computer Podcast… Bill Kendrick gets more mentions than when he’s on the show, Kay discovers he owns more Atari disk drives than the rest of the Atari community combined, and we discuss all the …

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ANTIC Interview 408 – David Maynard, Electronic Arts Worms?

March 27, 2021 ANTIC

ANTIC Interview 408 – David Maynard, Electronic Arts Worms? David Maynard created the game/simulation “Worms?” Published by Electronic Arts in 1983, it was a launch title — one of the five initial releases from the company. David, one of EA’s first employees, wrote Worms? for the Atari 8-bit in FORTH. …

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ANTIC Interview 407 – Guy Nouri, Interactive Picture Systems

March 20, 2021 ANTIC

Guy Nouri, Interactive Picture Systems Guy Nouri 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 …

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Sophélie

March 20, 2021 AtariCrypt

It’s all bums and boobs!Sophelie was once a goddess of heaven but has since been vanquished and left to roam the lands searching for her body. Why I hear you cry? Well, some kind soul has turned her into an albatross so she now spends her time flying through worlds …

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2nd Life

March 15, 2021 AtariCrypt

Let’s go back to the days of Starsky & Hutch and Asteroids!Most people might think it’s pretty stupid to emulate a retro computer using a retro computer? Thankfully, not me because I’ve found something rather incredible called 2nd Life. It’s a TRS-80 Model III emulator by Sander Berents and is …

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ANTIC Interview 406 – Atari at the Science Fair: Michael Fripp, Silent E

March 13, 2021 ANTIC

Atari at the Science Fair: Michael Fripp: Silent E An article was published in the Daily Press newspaper of Newport News, Virginia on February 13 1985, titled “Best in Show at Science Fair: Computer program helps young readers conquer the ‘silent e’ challenge’. Two years ago Michael Fripp wanted to …

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S6E06 APX/Atari My First Alphabet

March 9, 2021 Inverse ATASCII

Podcast: Download This episode features My First Alphabet, originally released in 1981 by APX Software, then later by Atari. This is a educational title. It was developed by Fernando Herrera who was the first to win Ataris’ Star aware, and later was one of the founders of First Star Software. …