Mark Pelczarski, Penguin Software
Mark Pelczarski was the founder of Penguin Software — later renamed to Polarware. Penguin published many graphics programs and games for Apple II, Atari 8-bit, and other platforms. The company’s programs included Magic Paintbrush, Graphics Magician, Pie Man, Spy’s Demise, The Spy Strikes Back, and Transylvania.
Mark was editor of Softside Magazine for a time, and an editor of the book The Creative Apple, published by Creative Computing.
This interview took place on January 10, 2017.
Teaser quote: “It was not a competitive industry, really … There wasn’t too much as far as trade secrets. It was like, ‘Hey, I figured out how to do this.’ There was a lot of exchange of ideas and collaboration between the companies.”
The Digital Antiquarian on Penguin Software: http://www.filfre.net/2012/09/the-magnificent-penguin/
Wikipedia on Penguin Software: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penguin_Software
Mark’s web site: http://graphicsmagician.com/polarware/
Wikipedia on Mark: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Pelczarski