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ANTIC The Atari 8-bit Podcast

hosts: Randy Kindig, Kay Savetz, Brad Arnold
twitter: @AtariPodcast
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Nov 30, 2017

Dave Comstock: E.T. Phone Home!, Superman III, Cloak & Dagger
Dave Comstock worked at Atari from 1980 through 1984, first as a software and hardware tester, then as a programmer. Dave worked on three games for the Atari 8-bit computers: E.T. Phone Home!, Superman III, and Cloak and Dagger.

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,...

Nov 24, 2017

Randall Lockwood, Choose-A-Pooch
There's an article in the August 1984 issue of Family Computing magazine, by Bill Camarda — Behind The Screens: Family Dog. It's about Choose-A-Pooch, an Atari computer program created by Dr. Randall Lockwood, to help match people with the breed of dog that will work best in...

Nov 21, 2017

Frank Schwartz and Richard Lewis, Virtusonics
Last last year, I received a batch of Atari disks. One of the disks was labeled Virtuoso Play Mode Sampler — a music demonstration disk from Virtusonics, a company I had never heard of.
Thanks to some old articles in Antic magazine, I learned a bit about the product...

Nov 18, 2017

Paul Wehner, APX Saratoga
Paul Wehner created one program for the Atari 8-bit computer, Saratoga, which was published by Atari Program Exchange. The American revolutionary war game first appeared in the fall 1983 APX catalog, where it won second prize in the Entertainment category.
This interview took place on...