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Retrocomputing podcast about the Atari 8-bit line of personal computers

Retrocomputing podcast about the Atari 8-bit line of personal computers
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Retrocomputing podcast about the Atari 8-bit line of personal computers

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English


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ANTIC Episode 58 - Show Fever

4/13/2019
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In this episode of ANTIC The Atari 8-bit Computer Podcast: Kevin regales us with his exploits in the 10-Line BASIC Contest, we discuss the renewed efforts to show off Midi-Maze on the Atari 8-bits, and the entire staff prepares to be involved in several great shows this year ... READY! Recurring Links Floppy Days Podcast AtariArchives.org AtariMagazines.com Kevin’s Book “Terrible Nerd” New Atari books scans at archive.org ANTIC feedback at AtariAge Atari interview discussion thread...

Duration:01:14:09

ANTIC Episode 57 - Atari Pascal

2/19/2019
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In this episode of ANTIC The Atari 8-bit Computer Podcast: Bill Lange joins us as a special guest, and he has lots of Atari Pascal news; we have all the Atari news fit to print, and more shows coming in 2019 than you can shake a stick at ... READY! Recurring Links Floppy Days Podcast AtariArchives.org AtariMagazines.com Kevin’s Book “Terrible Nerd” New Atari books scans at archive.org ANTIC feedback at AtariAge Atari interview discussion thread on AtariAge ANTIC Facebook...

Duration:01:19:45

ANTIC Interview 369 - Philip Bouchard, The Oregon Trail

2/3/2019
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Philip Bouchard - MECC, The Oregon Trail Philip Bouchard spent over 30 years designing computer software, 18 of which were focused on educational software. He was the principal designer for the Apple II games The Oregon Trail and Number Munchers. The Oregon Trail is a computer game originally developed in 1971 and produced by the Minnesota Educational Computing Consortium (MECC) in 1974. The original game was designed to teach school children about the realities of 19th-century pioneer...

Duration:00:42:07

ANTIC Episode 56 - Where's Randy!?

1/14/2019
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In this episode of ANTIC The Atari 8-bit Computer Podcast: late-breaking up-to-the-minute Atari news, Randy disappears mid-episode, and we hear what Atari was like in Chile... READY! Recurring Links Floppy Days Podcast AtariArchives.org AtariMagazines.com Kevin’s Book “Terrible Nerd” New Atari books scans at archive.org ANTIC feedback at AtariAge Atari interview discussion thread on AtariAge ANTIC Facebook Page AHCS Eaten By a Grue Donate to Ted Nelson project at:...

Duration:01:20:45

ANTIC Interview 368 - Stan Gilbert, Tricky Tutorials

1/12/2019
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Stan Gilbert, Tricky Tutorials Hello, and welcome to an interview-only episode of Antic, The Atari 8-bit computer podcast. Stan Gilbert worked for Educational Software (previously known as Santa Cruz Educational Software) in the early 80’s and developed several products in the Tricky Tutorial series for the Atari 8-bit computer line. He later also worked for Apple. This interview took place July 29, 2017. Links: Antic Magazine August 1987 - Vol. 6 No. 4 LINKBAS.BAS, LINKBAS.EXE: Link...

Duration:00:56:03

ANTIC Episode 55 - Have an Atari Little Christmas Time

12/12/2018
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In this special Holiday episode of ANTIC The Atari 8-bit Computer Podcast: Nir Dary regales us with stories about SilliVenture 2018. We share Atari gift ideas for yourself or others for Christmas. Plus, all the Atari 8-bit news we could find... READY! Recurring Links Floppy Days Podcast AtariArchives.org AtariMagazines.com Kevin’s Book “Terrible Nerd” New Atari books scans at archive.org ANTIC feedback at AtariAge Atari interview discussion thread on AtariAge ANTIC Facebook...

Duration:01:26:42

ANTIC Episode 54 - News and More News

11/4/2018
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In this episode of ANTIC The Atari 8-bit Computer Podcast: What we’ve been up to in the past month PLUS all the Atari 8-bit news we could find... READY! Recurring Links Floppy Days Podcast AtariArchives.org AtariMagazines.com Kevin’s Book “Terrible Nerd” New Atari books scans at archive.org ANTIC feedback at AtariAge Atari interview discussion thread on AtariAge ANTIC Facebook Page AHCS Eaten By a Grue Donate to Ted Nelson project at: https://paypal.me/Savetz TEH: Tech...

Duration:01:16:04

ANTIC Interview 367 - George Morrison: Alpha Systems, Atari Software Protection Techniques books

10/23/2018
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George Morrison: Alpha Systems, Atari Software Protection Techniques books George Morrison was founder of Alpha Systems, a company that produced many hardware and software products for the Atari computers, including The Parrot, and audio digitizer; MagniPrint II, a printing utility; and The Impersonator, hardware for copying cartridge-based programs; and other products. He was author of two books — Atari Software Protection Techniques and Advanced Atari Protection Techniques. This...

Duration:01:31:37

ANTIC Episode 53 - Summer Vacation and Atari Party

9/30/2018
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In this episode of ANTIC The Atari 8-bit Computer Podcast: Bill Lange guest-hosts with us and tells us all about the recent Atari Party East. We talk about all the traveling and Atari things we did over the summer. Kevin throws in a mini-interview he did. And, Jeff Fulton reviews Tempest Elite Plus. Plus, all the Atari 8-bit news we could find... READY! Recurring Links Floppy Days Podcast AtariArchives.org AtariMagazines.com Kevin’s Book “Terrible Nerd” New Atari books scans at...

Duration:01:38:40

ANTIC Interview 366 - Bruce Artwick: Flight Simulator II, Night Mission Pinball

9/7/2018
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Bruce Artwick: Flight Simulator II, Night Mission Pinball Bruce Artwick was co-founder of SubLOGIC, and creator of the best-selling program, Flight Simulator II. FSII was first available for the Apple II, with versions released later for the TRS-80, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, and other platforms. His 1976 master's thesis, A Versatile Computer Generated Dynamic Flight Display, about creating a real-time flight simulator on the PDP-11, provided some of the early research for his flight...

Duration:00:45:50

ANTIC Interview 365 - Jon Williams: Jet Boot Jack, Timeslip

9/3/2018
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Jon Williams: Jet Boot Jack, Timeslip Jon Williams created several programs for the Atari 8-bit computers, including Jet Boot Jack, Timeslip, Atari Cassette Enhancer, and Linkword German. This interview took place on August 6, 2018. Jon on AtariAge Atari Cassette Enhancer on AtariMania Atarimania's list of Jon's games

Duration:00:41:57

ANTIC Interview 364 -Carlos Reyes: Quick Menu, Rent Wars

8/30/2018
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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 let the user choose one to run. The program was designed to fit into a floppy's three boot sectors, so it didn't eat into any of the usable space on the disk. The program was...

Duration:00:41:10

ANTIC Interview 363 - Greg Gibbons, Automated Library II

8/26/2018
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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 bar-code circulation system that runs on the Atari line of microcomputers. The program, designed for school libraries circulating 30 to 500 items per day, checks books in and out,...

Duration:00:42:00

ANTIC Interview 362 - Tom Snyder, educational software

8/23/2018
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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 by Scholastic,) Halley Project (published by Mindscape,) Run For the Money (published by Scarborough Systems,) and In Search of the Most Amazing Thing (published by...

Duration:01:48:12

ANTIC Interview 361 - Bob Ertl, REWRITE Word Processor

8/20/2018
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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 teachers. The word processor is called REWRITE and was never widely available. It was only used by a handful of teachers. Bob has released two versions of the word...

Duration:01:02:01

ANTIC Interview 360 - Ed Meyer, physical chemistry experiments with Atari computers

8/17/2018
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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 Atari 800XL" in which Ed showed how to interface the Atari controller ports with a 12-bit analog-to-digital converter chip to do chemistry experiments. (The article includes...

Duration:00:39:54

ANTIC Interview 359 - John Harris, APX Can’t Quit

8/10/2018
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John Harris, APX Can’t Quit John Harris published one program for the Atari computer: Can't Quit, a game that was published by Atari Program Exchange. Can't Quit first appeared in the summer 1983 APX catalog. It was the only program published by this John Harris — although he has the same name as the John Harris who created Jawbreaker (whom I previously interviewed.) This interview took place on July 5, 2018. Can't Quit at AtariMania Can't Stop at BoardGameGeek ANTIC interview...

Duration:00:19:12

ANTIC Interview 358 - David Young, Omnimon

8/7/2018
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David Young, Omnimon David Young was the creator of Omnimon, the popular hardware monitor/debugger for the Atari 8-bit computers. His other products included DiskScan, a floppy disk utility; Supermon, the predecessor to Omnimon; Omnicom, a terminal program; and Omniview, an 80 column E: handler. This interview took place on June 11, 2018. In it, we discuss Wes Newell, whom I previously interviewed. "The IBM PC came out. I looked at it really hard. ... And I thought, 'You know, I...

Duration:00:45:10

ANTIC Interview 357 - Rockie "RJ" Morgan, APX Piano Tuner

8/3/2018
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Rockie "RJ" Morgan, APX Piano Tuner Rockie “RJ" Morgan published one program through Atari Program Exchange: Piano Tuner, which first appeared in the summer 1983 APX catalog. This interview took place on June 5, 2018. Piano Tuner in the summer 1983 APX catalog Piano Tuner at AtariMania Unix: An Open Systems Dictionary

Duration:00:13:07

ANTIC Interview 356 - Michael McInerney, physics experiments with Atari computers

7/29/2018
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Michael McInerney, physics experiments with Atari computers In the 1980s, Michael McInerney was a professor in the physics department at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, when he wrote several journal articles about how to control experiments and gather data using Atari computers. The articles included Interfacing the Atari Microcomputer in the Science Laboratory, which appeared in the spring 1983 issue of Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching; Game Port Physics -...

Duration:00:22:08