Richard Taylor was an employee of Digital Devices Corporation.
DDC built a number of adapters for the Atari 8-bit computers — it's
most well-known product was probably APE-FACE, an inexpensive ($90)
device that connected the Atari's SIO port to standard parallel
printers. The company's other products included UPRINT, a printing
buffer; and the Ape-Link Serial Peripheral Input/Output Expansion
Richard's job? He said in an AtariAge message board message "I
was the warranty repair department, shipping department, prototype
builder, janitor, etc. while I was going to Georgia Tech in
This interview took place on November 14, 2017.
Teaser quote: "The printer buffer was just a huge hit. It blew
me away. Wow, look, it'll take it all in 10 or 20 seconds and just
sit there and spool it out to the printer!"