Feb 29, 2016
Surfer Bob, Warez Sysop
"Surfer Bob", real first name Carlos, ran The Pipeline BBS, an Atari bulletin board system that offered warez for download -- pirated software.
This interview took place on January 28, 2016.
"He didn't have anybody to back him up but he had a stun gun ... he had that in his pocket,...
Feb 27, 2016
David Stoutemyer, The Soft Warehouse
David Stoutemyer was co-founder of The Soft Warehouse, a company that specialized in mathematics software for several computer platforms. The company published three programs through Atari Program Exchange. Algicalc and Polycalc first appeared in the summer 1982 APX catalog for...
Feb 25, 2016
David Crane, Pitfall! and Atari 400/800 OS
David Crane started his programming career at Atari, making games for the Atari 2600. He also worked on the operating system for the Atari 800 computer, as well as the games Outlaw and Howitzer, which were sold through APX. David left Atari in 1979 and co-founded Activision,...
Feb 23, 2016
Bill Rice, HYSYS
Bill Rice published one program in the Atari Program Exchange catalog: HYSYS, or Hydraulic Program. It was a tool that did calculations for sizing hydraulic systems and components. HYSYS first appeared winter 1982 APX catalog.
This interview took place on January 27, 2016
"So you can...
Feb 21, 2016
On this episode of ANTIC the atari 8-bit podcast: I cause a robot invasion in Portland, Bill Kendrick goes ultra-mega-retro gaming with Game ‘N Watch inspired games for the Atari, Randy wraps up the retrochallenge, and we still manage to keep the podcast under 3h 21m.