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ANTIC Interview 389 – Brad Stewart, Covox

June 29, 2020 ANTIC

Brad Stewart, Covox Brad Stewart was the co-founder and chief designer of Covox, the company that created Covox VoiceMaster. VoiceMaster was speech digitizer and voice recognition hardware for the Commodore 64, Atari 8-bit, and Apple II computers. Covox’s own demonstration audio tape describes it well, although the demo tape that …

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ANTIC Interview 388 – Henry and Nancy Taitt, Creative Learning Association

June 22, 2020 ANTIC

Henry and Nancy Taitt, Creative Learning Association Henry Taitt was founder of the Creative Learning Association, which created books and classes about how to program computers in BASIC. Henry, along with his wife Nancy Taitt, ran the company from 1982-1988. The book series, TLC For Growing Minds — TLC means …

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ANTIC Episode 68 – What SIDE Are You On? With Jonathan Halliday

June 14, 2020 ANTIC

ANTIC Episode 68 In this episode of ANTIC The Atari 8-bit Computer Podcast… Jonathan Halliday joins as we discuss his amazing work on the SIDE loaders for the Incognito and Ultimate 1MB  and the work going on for the SIDE3 cart. READY! Recurring Links  Floppy Days Podcast  AtariArchives.org  AtariMagazines.com  Kevin’s …

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ANTIC Interview 385 – Software Automatic Mouth: Mark Barton

June 1, 2020 ANTIC

Software Automatic Mouth: Mark Barton Mark Barton was creator of SAM — Software Automatic Mouth. Released in 1982, SAM was the first software-only speech synthesizer for personal computers. It was available for the Apple II, Commodore 64, and Atari 8-bit computers. He later developed Macintalk, speech synthesis for the Macintosh …

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ANTIC Interview 384 – Fandal: Atari programer and archivist

May 27, 2020 ANTIC

Fandal: Atari programer and archivist Frantisek Houra is better known to the Atari community as Fandal. He’s an Atari computer programmer and long-time archivist of European Atari software. He has created many original Atari games and conversions from other platforms: including Fruity Pete, Mashed Turtles, Crescent Solitaire, and Diamondz. This …

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ANTIC Interview 382 – Rik Dickinson, Encore Video Productions

May 12, 2020 ANTIC

Rik Dickinson, Encore Video Productions Rik Dickinson is founder of Encore Video Productions, a company that rented Atari 8-bit computers to hotels for use as character generators. The computers would show information about the hotel on channel 2 of guests’ televisions. This was part of a service that Encore offered …

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ANTIC Episode 67 – Still Socially Distant

May 10, 2020 ANTIC

ANTIC Episode 67 – Still Socially Distant In this episode of ANTIC The Atari 8-bit Computer Podcast…Randy forgets to call the artist, formerly known as Kevin, as Kay about 100 times, we continue discussion on AtariFests and World of Atari, we help you with your free time by telling you …