Jan 14, 2017
Paul Cubbage, Atari Program Exchange
Paul Cubbage was Director of Atari Program Exchange. There, he was head of reviewing software submissions and publishing the APX catalog. He worked at Atari from April 1981 through January 1984.
This interview took place on October 3, 2016.
"First catalog, we went...
Jan 10, 2017
Bill Stealey, co-founder of MicroProse Software
Bill Stealey was co-founder of MicroProse Software, with Sid Meier. They started the company in 1982, and Stealey ran the company until it was sold to Spectrum Holobyte in 1993. MicroProse specialized in flight simulation and war games — the company's games for the Atari...
Jan 8, 2017
Dan Corona, Atari Engineering Manager
Dan Corona was Atari employee #9 — staring in 1972, where he remained until the Tramiel takeover in 1984. Dan was Engineering Manager, and worked in many divisions: coin-op, pinball, handheld games, and consumer.
This interview took place on November 29, 2016.
Teaser quote: "It...
Jan 6, 2017
Steve Ahlstrom: SynFile+ and PaperClip
Steve Ahlstrom was half of The 4th Works, with Dan Moore. Together they programmed SynFile+, which was published by Synapse; and PaperClip, published by Batteries Included. The team also created BackTalk, a telecommunications program; and Sherlock, a disk sector editor utility.
Jan 2, 2017
Ben Smith, Atari sales and service
This interview is part of the set of interviews we’ve done where we talk to many of the people still out there providing hardware, software, and/or support for our favorite computer. This interview is with Ben Smith, of Bravo Sierra Computers. As you will hear during the interview,...