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ANTIC The Atari 8-bit Podcast


hosts: Randy Kindig, Kevin Savetz, Brad Arnold
email: antic@ataripodcast.com
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Oct 15, 2017

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, Mission: Algebra, Spellicopter, and Trap-a-Zoid, among others. Jim programmed Story Machine himself, which was published by Spinnaker Software. Designware was acquired by PeachTree in 1984.
 
In preparation for this interview, Jim wrote a seven-part article on his blog about DesignWare's pre-history, story, and legacy
 
This interview took place on September 11, 2017. In it, we discuss Peter Rosenthal, David Seuss, and Bill Bowman, all of whom I previously interviewed. 
 
The intro and outro music is Confusion Reigns, composed by Jim Schuyler. 
 
A video version of this interview is also available. 
 
Peter Rosenthal interview
 
David Seuss interview
 
Bill Bowman interview
 
AtariMania's list of Designware software
 
1982 InfoWorld article about DesignWare
 
1983 InfoWorld interview with Jim
 
1984 PC Magazine Profile on Jim
 
Jim on Twitter
 
Jim's compositions on SoundCloud