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ANTIC Interview 334 – Matthew McGinley, Elite Personal Accountant

April 22, 2018 ANTIC

Matthew McGinley, Elite Personal Accountant   Matthew McGinley was the creator and publisher of Elite Personal Accountant, financial management software for the Atari computer. He released it in mid-1985 after working on it for several years.   The review of Elite Personal Accountant by Stephen Roquemore in Antic magazine said, …

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ANTIC Interview 332 – Mike Matthews, Alien Group Voice Box

April 16, 2018 ANTIC

Mike Matthews, Alien Group Voice Box   That voice you just heard in an Alien Group Voice Box II connected to an Atari 800.   Voice Box was a external speech synthesizer box for the Atari 400 and 800. Voice Box, and its successor Voice Box II, was marketed by …

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ANTIC Interview 331 – Winchell Chung, Avalon Hill games

April 11, 2018 ANTIC

Winchell Chung, Avalon Hill games   Winchell Chung worked at Avalon Hill computer games, where he was the Atari 8-bit computer programmer. He worked on Nuke War, B-1 Nuclear Bomber, Free Trader, Paris in Danger, and Vorrak. His best known game is probably Gulf Strike.   This interview took place …

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ANTIC Special Episode Bits and Bytes

April 7, 2018 ANTIC

This is ANTIC, the Atari 8-bit podcast. I’m Kevin Savetz.   I love old computers. If you’ve been listening to this podcast for a while, you knew that already. I also love musical theater. So when I found out about Bits & Bytes, a 1983 musical about computers — well, …

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ANTIC Interview 330 – William “Ted” Farmer, Eastern Front (1941) Scenarios

March 6, 2018 ANTIC

William “Ted” Farmer, Eastern Front (1941) Scenarios   Ted Farmer created one product for the Atari 8-bit computers, with an unwieldy name: “Eastern Front (1941) Scenarios For 1942, 1943, 1944″. The disk of add-on scenarios for Eastern Front 1941 first appeared in the fall 1983 APX catalog, alongside Chris Crawford’s …

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ANTIC Interview 329 -Douglas Wilder, Ultimate Renumber Utility

March 3, 2018 ANTIC

Douglas Wilder, Ultimate Renumber Utility   Douglas Wilder published one program though Atari Program Exchange, Ultimate Renumber Utility, which he co-wrote with his father, Justin Wilder. It first appeared in the winter 1981 APX catalog, but was featured in the catalog for less than a year: in the winter 1982 …

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ANTIC Interview 328 – Jerry Horanoff, Carina BBS Software

February 14, 2018 ANTIC

Jerry Horanoff, Carina BBS Software   Jerry Horanoff was the creator of the Carina bulletin board system software for the Atari 8-bit computers, and later, Carina II.    The October 1986 issue of ANTIC Magazine wrote: “This expandable, module-based bulletin board software package is written in understandable BASIC and includes …

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ANTIC Episode 49 – Thomas Cherryhomes and PLATO

February 9, 2018 ANTIC

In this episode of ANTIC The Atari 8-bit Computer Podcast:  In this first episode of 2018, we talk about the fact that ANTIC has been downloaded over ½ million times,  we get a surprise visit from Thomas Cherryhomes, who talks about PLATO for the Atari, we offer Atari 8-bit gift