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ANTIC The Atari 8-bit Podcast


hosts: Randy Kindig, Kevin Savetz, Brad Arnold
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Jul 25, 2018

Norm Draper, Draper Pascal
 
Norm Draper was the creator of Draper Pascal, a version of the Pascal programming language for the Atari 8-bit computers. Draper Pascal started as a commercial program sold directly though advertisements in computer magazines, then later became shareware.
 
This interview took place on July 3, 2018.
 
"I offered club members to pay them for every bug they would find in my software. I'd pay them $3. ... There were a few. I didn't have to pay out that much money at all, really."
 
Draper Pascal "New Product" in Antic magazine, Feb. 1990
 
Draper Pascal 2.1 Manual
 
AtariWiki on Draper Pascal
 
AtariMania's list of Norm's software