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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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Nov 27, 2017

Sarah Haskell, Computerized Weaving
 
There's a column in the November 1983 issue of Family Computing magazine, by Jon Zonderman: "Home Business — Compute, Control, and Create. A weaver combines the traditional skills of her craft with a computer and reaps more than one reward." 
 
The article is about Sarah Haskell, a weaver who used an Atari computer to design patterns for weaving, and also to computer-control her loom. 
 
[Excerpts from the article.]
 
My interview with Sarah took place on November 13, 2017.
 
Teaser quote: "But with the electronic system, you did not have to get down on the floor and physically re-configure all of the treadles with these little metal hook things. You would basically just change it."
 
Article in Family Computing magazine
 
Pictures of Sarah with an Atari 800
 
Macomber Looms and Me blog
 
About Sarah
 
Macomber Looms