Kathy Forte, Atari’s early applications group
Kathy Forte worked at Atari in the applications group for about a year beginning late 1979. She worked on an unreleased relational database application, and for a while spent half of her work time as Atari’s puppeteer.
This interview took place on April 27, 2016.
“And it said ‘What is the Atari 800?’ And I saw … ‘It’s game machine! It’s a personal computer! It’s a salami sandwich!'”
“Kind of a sarcastic game. … The helicopter would spray malathion and people would become deformed. It was really sick!”