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ANTIC Interview 418 – Rick Trow, Computers: Expressway to Tomorrow

June 19, 2021 ANTIC

Rick Trow, Computers: Expressway to Tomorrow This is the second interview episode about Computers: Expressway to Tomorrow. Computers: Expressway to Tomorrow was a school assembly, sponsored by Atari, that played at hundreds of middle schools and high schools throughout the United States in 1983 and 1984. In the previous interview …

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ANTIC Episode 78 – The Extremely Elderly Computer Geeks Club

May 31, 2021 ANTIC

ANTIC Episode 78 –  The Extremely Elderly Computer Geeks Club In this episode of ANTIC The Atari 8-Bit Computer Podcast… We discuss lots of new things you can do with your FujiNet, the differences in FujiNet versions, the Old Computer Geeks Club, and other recent Atari news… READY! Recurring Links  …

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ANTIC Interview 417 – Computers: Expressway to Tomorrow

May 29, 2021 ANTIC

ANTIC Interview 417 – Computers: Expressway to Tomorrow Interviews and research by Kay Savetz Imagine this. It’s 1983 or 1984. You’re drudging through yet another day of middle school or high school. But today, there’s a surprise, a break from the monotony. The teacher tells your class to put away …

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ANTIC Interview 416 – Bob Evans, Capital Children's Museum administrator

May 22, 2021 ANTIC

Bob Evans, Capital Children’s Museum administrator This is the fourth in our series of interviews about the Atari computers at the Capital Children’s Museum. Bob Evans wore many hats at the museum: he was director of special exhibits, where he worked on the museum’s exhibit on the history of human …

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ANTIC Interview 415 – Peter Hirshberg, Capital Children's Museum

May 15, 2021 ANTIC

Peter Hirshberg, Capital Children’s Museum Peter Hirshberg was curator of the communications wing of the Capital Children’s Museum in the early 1980s, where he helped build The Future Center, the computer lab outfitted with Atari 800 computers; and museum exhibits, some of which were computer controlled. This interview took place …

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ANTIC Interview 414 – Bob Puff, Computer Software Services

May 8, 2021 ANTIC

Bob Puff, Computer Software Services Bob Puff is owner of Computer Software Services, a company that began creating hardware and software for the Atari 8-bit computers in 1982. Bob became president of the company in 1991. He designed a bevy of hardware products for the Atari computers, including The Black …

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ANTIC Interview 413 – Valerie (Atkinson) Manfull, Atari Game Research Group

May 1, 2021 ANTIC

Valerie (Atkinson) Manfull, Atari Game Research Group Valerie Atkinson was a member of Atari’s Game Research Group. Now named Valerie Manfull, she was on the team that designed and programmed the game Excalibur, along with Chris Crawford and Larry Summers. Excalibur was published by Atari Program Exchange in fall 1983. …

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ANTIC Episode 77 – Jason Moore PhD

April 30, 2021 ANTIC

ANTIC Episode 77 – Jason Moore, PhD In this episode of ANTIC The Atari 8-Bit Computer Podcast… Jason Moore joins us to discuss his atariprojects.org Web site and we discuss all the news rocking the Atari 8-bit world. READY! Recurring Links  Floppy Days Podcast  AtariArchives.org  AtariMagazines.com  Kevin’s Book “Terrible Nerd”  …

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ANTIC Interview 412 – Linda Brownstein, Atari VP Special Projects

April 24, 2021 ANTIC

Linda Brownstein, Atari VP Special Projects As I’ve researched Atari and it’s 8-bit computer projects over the years, one name has come up over and over again, attached to the most interesting projects. Linda S. Gordon. Executive Director of Atari Computer Camps. Linda. Executive Producer of The Magic Room, Atari’s …

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ANTIC Interview 411 – Mark Simonson, Atari Artist and Font Designer

April 17, 2021 ANTIC

Mark Simonson, Atari Artist and Font Designer Mark Simonson used his Atari computers who create art that was published in magazines in the 1980s, including a portrait of Nolan Bushnell that was commissioned by TWA Ambassador, an inflight magazine; a colorful street scene for the cover of Minnesota Monthly, the …