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ANTIC Interview 426 – Eric Podietz, Interactive Picture Systems

September 18, 2021 ANTIC

Eric Podietz, Interactive Picture Systems Eric Podietz 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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ANTIC Episode 81 – Too Much Commodore

September 5, 2021 ANTIC

ANTIC Episode 81 –  Too Much Commodore In this episode of ANTIC The Atari 8-Bit Computer Podcast… we wax philosophical about Raspberry Pi upgrades for the Atari, discuss the drama that was the Atari fest of the past, and talk WAY too much Commodore! READY! Recurring Links  Floppy Days Podcast  …

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ANTIC Interview 425 – Jeffrey Sarnoff, Atari Research Group

September 4, 2021 ANTIC

Jeffrey Sarnoff, Atari Research Group   Jeffrey Sarnoff started at Atari in the home computer division in 1981 as a software architect, where he worked on a 3-D graphics library. The next year he moved to Atari’s Research Group, under Alan Kay, where he worked on a holographic animation system …

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ANTIC Interview 423 – Tom Halfhill discusses Charles Brannon and SpeedScript

August 7, 2021 ANTIC

Tom Halfhill discusses Charles Brannon and SpeedScript Charles Brannon was program editor at Compute! Publications from 1980 until 1986. He wrote and edited articles for Compute! Magazine and Compute!’s Gazette. His Linkedin profile says that his “primary responsibility was crafting BASIC and assembly language software creations. Secondary was managing other …

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ANTIC Interview 422 – Donald Dixon, Robotics R&D at Atari Research

July 31, 2021 ANTIC

Donald Dixon, Robotics R&D at Atari Research Donald Dixon worked at Atari Research from 1983 through 1984, under Dr, Alan Kay. There, he worked in robotics research and development, working on a robotic wheelchair. After Atari, Donald worked at Axlon, Nolan Bushnell’s toys and consumer robotics company; and Worlds of …

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ANTIC Episode 80 – Atari Dunking Booth

July 25, 2021 ANTIC

ANTIC Episode 80 –  Atari Dunking Booth In this episode of ANTIC The Atari 8-Bit Computer Podcast… we discuss the exciting progress being made around the 576NUC+ project, all of the great new Atari projects from the mind of Jason Moore, Kay’s awesome series of recent interviews, and we dunk …

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ANTIC Interview 421 – Jim Leiterman, Atari Research Group

July 24, 2021 ANTIC

Jim Leiterman, Atari Research Group Jim Leiterman worked at Atari from April 1982 through March 1984 in the research group, under Alan Kay. His various projects included software for Project Puffer, an exercise bike peripheral for the Atari 800; an 8-player Hammurabi game; and an unreleased port of the game …

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ANTIC Interview 420 – Brenda Laurel, Atari Research

July 17, 2021 ANTIC

Brenda Laurel, Atari Research Dr. Brenda Laurel worked at Atari from 1980 through 1984. She began as software specialist for educational applications then soon became manager of software strategy for the home computer division. In mid-1982, she joined Atari Corporate Research at the Sunnyvale research laboratory, where she worked with …

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ANTIC Episode 79 – Basically MyTek and Nir

June 28, 2021 ANTIC

ANTIC Episode 79 –  Basically MyTek and Nir In this episode of ANTIC The Atari 8-Bit Computer Podcast… we discuss all the great work that MyTek is doing with Atari hardware (including the 576NUC), Nir Dary surprises all of the hosts with (late/early) Christmas (or birthday) Atari gifts, and Randy …