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ANTIC The Atari 8-bit Podcast

hosts: Randy Kindig, Kay Savetz, Brad Arnold
twitter: @AtariPodcast
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Aug 30, 2018

Carlos Reyes: Quick Menu, Rent Wars
Carlos Reyes wrote the game Rent Wars for the Atari 8-bit computers for First Star Software, which was never officially released but found its way onto the Internet years later. He also wrote Quick Menu, a 384-byte program that would display a menu of programs on a floppy disk and...

Aug 26, 2018

Greg Gibbons, Automated Library II 
Greg Gibbons was the creator of Automated Library II, software for running school libraries, which was available for the Atari 8-bit and Apple II computers.
There's an article about the software in the April 1985 issue of American Libraries:
“The Automated Library II is a...

Aug 23, 2018

Tom Snyder, educational software
Tom Snyder was the founder of Computer Learning Connection, which was later renamed to Tom Snyder Productions, a company that created many educational software titles for the school and home computer markets.
The company's home software included Agent USA and Bannercatch (published...

Aug 20, 2018

Bob Ertl, REWRITE Word Processor
In 1987, Bob Ertl’s master's thesis was titled "Narrowing the Gap Between the Word Processing Needs of Teachers and the Capabilities of Word Processors for Atari 8-bit Computers." As part of that project, he created a word processor for the Atari computers, aimed at the needs of math...

Aug 17, 2018

Ed Meyer, physical chemistry experiments with Atari computers
In the 1990s, Ed Meyer was a professor at DePaul University in Chicago, where he taught physical chemistry. In August 1990, The Journal of Chemical Education published his article, "An Inexpensive Computer Station for Undergraduate Laboratories Using the...