Aug 6, 2017
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
There are two versions of this interview: the podcast version
is about an hour shorter. The extended version is at the Internet
Archive, and includes a lot more of Stan's education, jobs, and
history before he was at Atari.
This interview took place on May 16, 2017, with a short
additional segment added on August 4.
"I was being paid to do whatever I wanted to, if I had time.
When you're a freelance independant contractor, you set the clock
schedule for when you're going to be there and what you're gonna
go. I could visit anybody, anywhere on the Atari