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ANTIC The Atari 8-bit Podcast

hosts: Randy Kindig, Kay Savetz, Brad Arnold
twitter: @AtariPodcast
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Jun 28, 2015

Jon Greer, Business Reporter


In this interview, we’ll hear the perspective of an Atari outsider — a newspaper reporter who covered Atari. Jon Greer was a business reporter for the San Jose Mercury News newspaper from 1981 to 1986, and business reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle from 1986 to 1988. As part...

Jun 26, 2015

Jess Jessop


Jess Jessop was a software engineer at Commodore, writing diagnostics for the Commodore 64. Then at Atari, he started in the test and repair group for the Atari 400 and 800 SALT diagnostic cartridge, then moved to corporate research, Atari's R&D department under Alan Kay, where he was hardware team...

Jun 24, 2015

On this episode of ANTIC the atari 8-bit podcast:

  • We discuss new atari archive sites.

  • Randy tells us all about BASIC XL

  • Kevin delves into the sordid history of DorsETT Educational Systems

  • Bill Kendrick fills us in on  a panoply of stuff, including a brain transplant for your 8-bit.



Jun 24, 2015

Thomas Cherryhomes


Thomas Cherryhomes recently deciphered the Educational System Master Cartridge and decoded the “talk and teach” system used by Dorsett Educational Systems. He has created a C library called eduendcode which allows people to create new lessons using that format. Thomas and I are currently...

Jun 18, 2015

Pab Sungenis, developer


Hi, I’m Randy Kindig and this is an interview-only episode of Antic, The Atari 8-bit computer podcast.  Our guest for this show is Pab Sungenis, a long-time (and current) developer for the Atari 8-bits.  A long time ago, Pab wrote a popular piece of bulletin board software called...