ANTIC Interview 304 – Hal Glicksman, Datamost

Hal Glicksman, Datamost Hal Glicksman was head of the book division at Datamost. In two years from 1982 to 1984, Datamost was one of largest publishers of computer books. In 1983 alone, Datamost published over 40 titles and shipped 100,000 books per month. Their Atari books included Atari Roots, Kids and the Atari, ABCs of Atari Computers, and The Elementary Atari. Hal himself wrote The Musical Atari, Games Ataris Play, and The Musical Commodore. Datamost also published software: the company’s Atari software titles included Cohen’s Towers, Cosmic Tunnels, Jet Boot Jack, Mr. Robot and His Robot Factory, and The Tail of Beta Lyrae. This interview took place on April 7, 2017 for me; April 8 for him in France. “It was a second career for me. I was the oldest person there, older than the boss by 10 years, almost. And for me to be able to get in with all these young people and learn — I mean, I wasn’t as fast as any of them but, just to hold up my own.” A video version of this interview is available. Otis Art Institute Interview with Gary Koffler, VP at Datasoft and Datamost

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