Fred D’Ignazio, prolific writer
Fred D’Ignazio wrote more than 20 computer books, including Atari in Wonderland and The Atari Playground. He hosted four television shows about computers and robots, and was the “gadget guru” on Good Morning America. He was an associate editor and columnist for Compute! magazine, where he wrote the columns World Inside The Computer and On The Road With Fred D’Ignazio.
This interview was conducted April 10, 2015.
“Katie and the Computer, my advance was $300. And I had to split it with my illustrator.”
“You know Nolan Bushnell, right? … He’d put his arm around me and say, ‘Fred, How’s it goin’ in the world of the ankle biters and the little people?'”
“You could hear a pin drop after my speech. There was just this embarrassed silence, like
‘Who the freaking heck is this joker they hired to speak at our convention?'”
Contact Fred: email@example.com