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ANTIC Episode 71 – Goodbye, Curt Vendel

September 26, 2020 ANTIC

ANTIC Episode 71 – Goodbye, Curt Vendel In this episode of ANTIC The Atari 8-bit Computer Podcast…we say goodbye to good friend and Atari legend Curt Vendel and bring you lots of other Atari news. READY! Recurring Links  Floppy Days Podcast  AtariArchives.org  AtariMagazines.com  Kevin’s Book “Terrible Nerd”  New Atari books …

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ANTIC Interview 397 – Youth Advisory Board: Steve Cohen

September 20, 2020 ANTIC

Youth Advisory Board: Steve Cohen This is the eighth in a series of episodes featuring the kids of Atari’s Youth Advisory Board. In 1983, Atari formed a Youth Advisory Board, selecting teenagers from around the United States to share their opinions about computers and video games, test software, and promote …

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ANTIC Interview 396 – Kai and George Esbensen, Micro-Ed Software

September 13, 2020 ANTIC

Kai and George Esbensen, Micro-Ed Software I first heard about the Micro-Ed software company when a member of the Atari community sent me a batch of educational cassette tapes to digitize. The tapes had titles like Maps and Globes, Punctuation, and Spelling Level E. Intriguingly, the tape labels said “Micro-Ed, …

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ANTIC Interview 395 – Myra Marshall, Computer Applications Tomorrow

September 5, 2020 ANTIC

Myra Marshall, Computer Applications Tomorrow Myra Marshall, along with her husband-at-the-time Roger Marshall, was co-founder of Computer Applications Tomorrow, a small software company that specialized in educational software for microcomputers. Most of the company’s software was self-published and sold in small computer stores, including titles such as USA States and …

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ANTIC Interview 394 – Michael Darland, Microperipheral Corporation and Sofcast

August 29, 2020 ANTIC

Michael Darland, Microperipheral Corporation and Sofcast Michael Darland was co-founder of Microperipheral Corporation, and president of Sofcast, a system that sent computer data over AM and FM radio.   Founded in 1979, Microperipheral Corporation produced 300 BPS modems for several brands of microcomputers, including models compatible with the Atari 8-bit …

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ANTIC Episode 70 – Who Wants a FujiNet Anyway… I do!

August 24, 2020 ANTIC

ANTIC Episode 70 – Who Wants a FujiNet Anyway… I do! In this episode of ANTIC The Atari 8-bit Computer Podcast… we discuss the roll-out of the first 50 units of FujiNet, “virtual” shows remaining this year, new software, hardware and all the current Atari news riding the waves. READY! …

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ANTIC Interview 393 – Charles Marslett, MYDOS and FastChip

August 16, 2020 ANTIC

Charles Marslett, MYDOS and FastChip Charles Marslett wrote floppy disk and hard drive drivers for Percom, and was the creator of MYDOS, a disk operating system for the Atari 8-bit computers that offered support for double density sectors, subdirectories, and hard drives. He also created FastChip, a hardware add-on for …

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ANTIC Episode 69 – Bill Collector

July 21, 2020 ANTIC

ANTIC #69 Show Notes, July, 2020 Title: Bill Collector Guests Bill Lange – https://twitter.com/BillLange1968  Bill Kendrick – https://twitter.com/billkendrick  Nir Dary – https://twitter.com/ndary  Bill Winters – https://twitter.com/TheGuruMeditate  What We’ve Been Up To https://archive.org/details/stx_Program_Protection_Methods_for_the_Atari  https://archive.org/details/program-design-international-captivity-manual  News ABBUC Magazine – http://abbuc.de  uDOS (ultra small DOS) – http://www.abbuc.de/community/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=10347#p86149  Screaming …

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ANTIC Interview 392 – Dorothy Siegel, Pioneer in Computer Music

July 20, 2020 ANTIC

Dorothy Siegel, Pioneer in Computer Music I’m Kay Savetz, and this is ANTIC: The Atari 8-bit podcast. This interview, however, is about events that happened before Atari released its first computers. This interview is with Dorothy Siegel, a pioneer in computer music. The music she created was on an IMSAI …

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ANTIC Interview 391 – Tracy Frey, Atari Birthday Girl

July 14, 2020 ANTIC

Tracy Frey, Atari Birthday Girl There’s an article in the New York Times, dated April 9, 1982: “8-Year-Old’s Birthday Party in a Computer Center.” The story, written by Barbara Gamareklin, is about the birthday party of Tracey Pizzo — now Tracey Frey — which took place at the Capital Children’s …