Mar 31, 2016
Richard Leinecker, Your Atari Comes Alive
Richard Leinecker is author of the book Your Atari Comes Alive, which was published by Alpha Systems. The book provides instructions for building hardware projects that work with the Atari 8-bit computers, such as event detectors, motion sensors, a light pen, Christmas lights,...
Mar 29, 2016
Art Prag: Mapware, Starware, and Astrology
Art Prag, along with Harry Koons, published three programs with Atari
Program Exchange: Mapware, Starware, and Astrology. Harry Koons died
Mapware first appeared in the fall 1981 APX catalog, where it won
second place in the personal interest and development...
Mar 27, 2016
Jeff Johannigman published his first two computer programs through Atari Program Exchange: Rabbotz and Snark Hunt. He went on to program the Atari ports of Mask of the Sun and Serpent's Star for Br0derbund, then worked on Relax for Synapse, GI Joe for EPYX, copy protection for Electronic Arts, and was...
Mar 25, 2016
Leigh Zeitz, Epson Connection book
Leigh Zeitz wrote the book The Epson Connection: Atari Edition, about using your Atari 8-bit computer with Epson printers; as well as a version of the book for the Commodore 64.
This interview took place on November 8, 2015.
"IBM came out and said: 'Well guess what? As...
Mar 23, 2016
David Johnson, Popeye
David Johnson co-created the Atari 400/800/5200 version of Popeye, which was released by Parker Brothers.
This interview took place on November 9, 2015.
"That was my first work experience. I really enjoyed it. We were doing like 60, 70 hours a week."