Marlin Bates, R-Time 8 Replacement Cartridge
In 1986, ICD released the R-Time 8, a real-time clock cartridge for the Atari 8-bit computers. One reason this is an intersting cartridge is that it has a pass-through port: you can plug another cartridge into it, then plug the R-Time 8 into the Atari. In 2016, Marlin Bates created the R-Time 8 Replacement Cartridge, a workalike cart. On June 7, 2016, we talked about that project. Marlin is better known to people on the AtariAge forums as MacRorie. During this interview, we talk about Romox — I previously interviewed the CEO of Romox, Tim McGuinness.
Teaser quote: “You don’t know enough to not do it, and by the time you’re halfway in you go ‘Oh, I guess I gotta do it now.'”
Macrorie on AtariAge: http://atariage.com/forums/user/16779-macrorie/
Bates motel BBS: telnet://126.96.36.199:8888
Interview with Romox founder Tim McGuinness: http://ataripodcast.libsyn.com/antic-interview-76-tim-mcguinness