ANTIC Interview 220 – Scott Scheiman, 850 Interface, Telelink I

Scott Scheiman: SIO, 850 interface, Telelink I

Scott Scheiman worked at Atari for about seven years, where he was part of the 400/800 design team. He worked on the computers’ SIO interface, the Atari 850 interface, and the Telelink I communications cartridge. He also wrote the Educational System Master Cartridge software, for use with the Talk & Teach cassette tapes.

This interview took place on July 12, 2016.

Teaser quotes:

“I think what happened was that all the parts were mounted on the top of the board in the computer but the board was mounted inside the console upside down, with all the parts facing down.”

“User of the educational system was being punished for having the wrong answer as opposed to being told ‘No, try again.'”

Source:: ANTIC Interview 220 – Scott Scheiman, 850 Interface, Telelink I