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ANTIC Interview 298 – Tom Hunt, Closer to Home BBS

August 13, 2017 ANTIC

Tom Hunt, Closer to Home BBS   Tom Hunt ran an Atari BBS called Closer to Home for 28 years. He also created a variety of utilities for the Atari 8-bit computers, including M.T.O.S. (Multi-Tasking Operating System), and The Armorizer (a file corruption detector). He created several languages including Atari …

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ANTIC Interview 296 – Stan Osborne, Atari Design Research

August 6, 2017 ANTIC

Stan Osborne, Atari Design Research   Stan Osborne was a freelance software engineer in Atari’s Design Research department from 1981 through 1984. He also worked on projects for coin-op and home computing departments. He created micro-kernels, proof of concepts, proto-applications and device drivers.   There are two versions of this interview: …

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ANTIC Interview 295 – Harry Stewart, Pilot and WSFN

August 2, 2017 ANTIC

Harry Stewart, Pilot and WSFN   Harry Stewart was a contractor for Atari from August 1978 through October 1983. He contributed to the operating system design and the manuals for the Atari 400 and 800; created the Atari implementation of the WSFN language (which was released in the first Atari …

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ANTIC Interview 294 – Carol Shaw, Atari and Activision

July 30, 2017 ANTIC

Carol Shaw, Atari and Activision   Carol Shaw was a software engineer at Atari from August 1978 though 1980. She programmed for the Atari 2600 and Atari 8-bit computers. She programmed on 3-D Tic Tac Toe for the Atari 800 and 2600; and the math application Calculator. She worked on …

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ANTIC Episode 44 – Hackin’ The Atari

July 24, 2017 ANTIC

In this episode of ANTIC The Atari 8-bit Computer Podcast: Kevin hacks the heck out of the Atari 8-bits, we’re back on the interview bandwagon, Josh Renaud tells us about ATASCII animations, and Nir Dary gives us the scoop on the Outline Demo Party.

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ANTIC Interview 293 – Merl Miller, dilithium Press

July 11, 2017 ANTIC

Merl Miller, dilithium Press   Merl Miller was co-founder of dilithium Press, a publisher of computer books that was in business from 1977 through 1986. Merl was co-author of Computers for People (with Jerry Willis), a book that heavily features Atari 8-bit computers; and Things to Do With Your Atari …

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ANTIC Interview 292 – Claus Buchholz & Lance Ward, ACE-80

July 8, 2017 ANTIC

Claus Buchholz and Lance Ward, ACE-80

Hello.  Welcome to an interview-only episode of ANTIC The Atari 8-bit Computer Podcast.  I am Randy Kindig.  In 1985, Claus Buchholz and Lance Ward released the ACE-80 and ACE-80XL cartridges, which gave 80-column text capability to the Atari 800 and XL computers, respectively.  These

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ANTIC Interview 290 – Gary Koffler, VP at Datasoft and Datamost

July 1, 2017 ANTIC

Gary Koffler, VP at Datasoft and Datamost   Gary Koffler was VP at two publishers: Datasoft and Datamost. He was VP Software at Datasoft in 1980–1981. Datasoft published many Atari computer games, including Canyon Climber, Clowns and Balloons, Pacific Coast Highway, Sands of Egypt, and Zaxxon. At Datasoft, Gary managed …