ANTIC Interview 311 – Alan Reeve, Reeve Software

Alan Reeve, Reeve Software Alan Reeve is the founder of Reeve Software, a company that stated in 1984, creating software for the Atari 8-bit computers. Reeve Software published a variety of applications including Diamond GOS, News Station and News Station Companion, Publishing Pro, The Business Manager, and Diamond Write. The company’s games included Battle Tank, Bomber, Castle Attack, Space Hunt, and Star Intruder. This interview took place on October 14, 2017. Diamond GOS advertisement 1990 Antic magazine interview with Alan, and part 2 Antic magazine review of Diamond GOS AtariMania’s list of Reeve applications AtariMania’s list of Reeve games ReeveSoft current web site ReeveSoft corporate history

Source:: ANTIC Interview 311 – Alan Reeve, Reeve Software

      

ANTIC Episode 47 – Artificially Intelligent?

In this episode of ANTIC The Atari 8-bit Computer Podcast: The artificial intelligence that acts as the hosts of the show laments the lack of Atari goodness this month. Nir Dary avails us of his world travels, this time to the ABBUC meeting. Plus all the Atari news we could find.

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Recurring Links

Floppy Days Podcast

AtariArchives.org

AtariMagazines.com

Kevin’s Book “Terrible Nerd”

New Atari books scans at archive.org

ANTIC feedback at AtariAge

Atari interview discussion thread on AtariAge

ANTIC Facebook Page

AHCS

Eaten By a Grue

What we’ve been up to

Interview Discussion

News

Welcome to the official website “Silly Venture 2k17”! One of the biggest international events devoted to the platforms of our favorite brand – Atari – returns.

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Nir’s Segment – ABBUC 2017 Meeting

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ANTIC Interview 310 – Guy Ferrante, S&S Wholesalers and Star BBS

Guy Ferrante, S&S Wholesalers and Star BBS Guy Ferrante worked for S&S Wholesalers, a Miami Florida-based computer mail order company, where he was in charge of creating magazine advertisements and managing the warehouse. He also ran Star BBS, a bulletin board system based in South Florida, for 11 years. This interview took place on August 25, 2017. “There’s merchandise all over the place. I can’t even walk in there. I’m stepping on the merchandise. … And I said, ‘Sandy, what’s going on here?’ He says, ‘Guy, the advertisement was a success, I need you here full time.'” S&S Wholesalers ad in July 1986 Antic magazine S&S Wholesalers ad in June 1987 A.N.A.L.O.G. Computing magazine Tom Hunt interview

Source:: ANTIC Interview 310 – Guy Ferrante, S&S Wholesalers and Star BBS

      

ANTIC Interview 309 – Ben Heck, Internet celebrity and console modder

Ben Heck – Internet Celebrity and Console Modder

Benjamin J. Heckendorn (aka Ben Heck) is an American console modder and Internet celebrity. He is the star of element14’s The Ben Heck Show, a popular online TV program. It also turns out that he grew up with the Atari 8-bit line of computers and has built a couple of mods involving the Atari line.

This interview took place on April 13, 2017.

Source:: ANTIC Interview 309 – Ben Heck, Internet celebrity and console modder

      

ANTIC Interview 308 – Jim Schuyler, Founder of DesignWare

Jim Schuyler, Founder of DesignWare Jim Schuyler was Founder of DesignWare. Founded in 1980, Designware created educational software that was published by other companies — including SRA, Xerox, and Spinnaker — as well as software that it published under its own label. Designware’s titles included Creature Creator, Grammar Examiner, Mission: Algebra, Spellicopter, and Trap-a-Zoid, among others. Jim programmed Story Machine himself, which was published by Spinnaker Software. Designware was acquired by PeachTree in 1984. In preparation for this interview, Jim wrote a seven-part article on his blog about DesignWare’s pre-history, story, and legacy. This interview took place on September 11, 2017. In it, we discuss Peter Rosenthal, David Seuss, and Bill Bowman, all of whom I previously interviewed. The intro and outro music is Confusion Reigns, composed by Jim Schuyler. “>A video version of this interview is also available. Peter Rosenthal interview David Seuss interview Bill Bowman interview AtariMania’s list of Designware software 1982 InfoWorld article about DesignWare 1983 InfoWorld interview with Jim 1984 PC Magazine Profile on Jim Jim on Twitter Jim’s compositions on SoundCloud

Source:: ANTIC Interview 308 – Jim Schuyler, Founder of DesignWare

      

ANTIC Interview 307 – Dan Pinal: Alternate Reality – The Dungeon, Atari Graphics and Arcade Game Design

Dan Pinal: Alternate Reality – The Dungeon, Atari Graphics and Arcade Game Design Dan Pinal contributed to the book Atari Graphics and Arcade Game Design, with Jeff Stanton, a book published by Arrays in 1984. He was one of the programmers of Alternate Reality – The Dungeon, which was published by Datasoft in 1987. He also created the game Stargate Courier, published by COSMI; and worked on the Atari port of Goonies for Datasoft. This interview took place on September 1, 2017. “They said, ‘How long?’ and we said ’18 months.’ And they said ‘We can’t wait that long to put something out.'” AtariMania’s list of Dan Pinal software Atari Graphics and Arcade Game Design at at Atari Archives Atari Graphics and Arcade Game Design at Internet Archive

Source:: ANTIC Interview 307 – Dan Pinal: Alternate Reality – The Dungeon, Atari Graphics and Arcade Game Design

      

ANTIC Episode 46 – Tinkle and Poo

In this episode of ANTIC The Atari 8-bit Computer Podcast: Victor Marlin of the Ten Pence Arcade Podcast joins us over Kevin’s pancake breakfast, Bill Kendrick reviews Tempest Elite, and we discuss Tinkle Pit and Uncle Poo. Plus all the Atari news we could find.

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Recurring Links

Floppy Days Podcast

AtariArchives.org

AtariMagazines.com

Kevin’s Book “Terrible Nerd”

New Atari books scans at archive.org

ANTIC feedback at AtariAge

Atari interview discussion thread on AtariAge

ANTIC Facebook Page

AHCS

Eaten By a Grue

What we’ve been up to

News

YouTube videos this month

New at Archive.org

Bill’s Modern Segment

Of the Month

Commercial

Feedback

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Source:: ANTIC Episode 46 – Tinkle and Poo

      

ANTIC Interview 306 – Dan Reinhart, Yahtman

Dan Reinhart, Yahtman Dan Reinhart published one program for the Atari 8-bit computers: Yahtman, a Yahtzee-style game that was published by Atari Program Exchange. Yahtman first appeared in the winter 1982-1983 APX catalog. This interview took place on August 28, 2017. In it, we discuss Paul Cubbage, whom I previously interviewed. “Paul [Cubbage] had said, ‘You know, you have good potential at this sort of thing but you really need to choose: are you going to keep building earth movers and equipment? Or do you want to live in programming and doing games?’ … And as it turns out, I chickened out.” Download Yahtman from Atarimania Yahtman in the winter 1982-1983 APX catalog Paul Cubbage interview

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ANTIC Interview 305 – David Seuss, co-founder of Spinnaker Software

David Seuss, co-founder of Spinnaker Software This interview is with David Seuss, co-founder of Spinnaker Software. Spinnaker was one of the first companies to focus exclusively on educational software. Spinnaker’s software line-up included Snooper Troops, Delta Drawing, FaceMaker, Adventure Creator, In Search of the Most Amazing Thing, KinderComp, and many other titles. This interview took place on September 11, 2017. Teaser quotes: “We invented the educational software market. It really didn’t exist until we came along.” “We were making out first packaging run, we’re just so excited, and all the packages melted! Oh no.” Interview with Bill Bowman, Spinnaker CEO

Source:: ANTIC Interview 305 – David Seuss, co-founder of Spinnaker Software

      

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

Source:: ANTIC Interview 304 – Hal Glicksman, Datamost