Tay Vaughan used Atari computers in his school for maritime
skills and as a marine surveyor. He was featured in that capacity
in a 1983 Atari catalog "Atari Home Computers — The Next
Generation." Next, he was hired by Atari and was an editor of The
Atari Connection magazine, where he wrote the Bits & Pieces
column. Later, Tay was senior editor at Antic magazine, and he
edited the book The Best of Atari Software, published by Consumer's
In this interview, we discuss Ted Richards and Jim Capparell,
whom I have previously interviewed.
This interview took place on December 4, 2017.
"Those guys came to the school, the Atari marketing people,
and said 'we'd like to give you a couple of computers to let your
students play with them and so forth. In exchange, we'll come and
take some pictures and maybe use you for marketing."