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ANTIC Interview 308 – Jim Schuyler, Founder of DesignWare

October 15, 2017 ANTIC

Jim Schuyler, Founder of DesignWare   Jim Schuyler was Founder of DesignWare. Founded in 1980, Designware created educational software that was published by other companies — including SRA, Xerox, and Spinnaker — as well as software that it published under its own label. Designware’s titles included Creature Creator, Grammar Examiner, …

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ANTIC Episode 46 – Tinkle and Poo

October 1, 2017 ANTIC

In this episode of ANTIC The Atari 8-bit Computer Podcast:  Victor Marlin of the Ten Pence Arcade Podcast joins us over Kevin’s pancake breakfast, Bill Kendrick reviews Tempest Elite, and we discuss Tinkle Pit and Uncle Poo.  Plus all the Atari news we could find.

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ANTIC Interview 306 – Dan Reinhart, Yahtman

September 28, 2017 ANTIC

Dan Reinhart, Yahtman   Dan Reinhart published one program for the Atari 8-bit computers: Yahtman, a Yahtzee-style game that was published by Atari Program Exchange. Yahtman first appeared in the winter 1982-1983 APX catalog.   This interview took place on August 28, 2017. In it, we discuss Paul Cubbage, whom …

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ANTIC Interview 305 – David Seuss, co-founder of Spinnaker Software

September 23, 2017 ANTIC

David Seuss, co-founder of Spinnaker Software   This interview is with David Seuss, co-founder of Spinnaker Software. Spinnaker was one of the first companies to focus exclusively on educational software. Spinnaker’s software line-up included Snooper Troops, Delta Drawing, FaceMaker, Adventure Creator, In Search of the Most Amazing Thing, KinderComp, and …

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ANTIC Interview 304 – Hal Glicksman, Datamost

September 20, 2017 ANTIC

Hal Glicksman, Datamost   Hal Glicksman was head of the book division at Datamost.   In two years from 1982 to 1984, Datamost was one of largest publishers of computer books. In 1983 alone, Datamost published over 40 titles and shipped 100,000 books per month. Their Atari books included Atari …

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ANTIC Interview 303 – Lee Konowe, American Software Club

September 17, 2017 ANTIC

Lee Konowe, American Software Club   Lee Konowe was founder of American Software Club, a mail-order software company. American Software Club sold software for CP/M, Atari 8-bit, TRS-80, Apple II, IBM PC, Commodore 64, and other platforms. It started out with a sort of Columbia House “software of the month” …

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ANTIC Interview 302 – Patricia Mitchell, Thorn EMI

September 14, 2017 ANTIC

Patricia Mitchell, Thorn EMI   Patricia Mitchell started at Thorn EMI in 1981.  She worked in the home computer software division, evaluating software that had been submitted by programmers.    Thorn EMI published many games for the Atari 8-bit computers, including River Rescue, Carnival Massacre, Orc Attack, Kickback, Submarine Commander, …

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ANTIC Interview 301 – James Burton, APX Drawit

September 11, 2017 ANTIC

James Burton, APX Drawit   James Burton published one program for the Atari 8-bit computers: Drawit, a graphics utility that was published by Atari Program Exchange. It first appeared in the summer 1983 APX catalog, where it was awarded first prize in the personal development category.     This interview …