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#26 npturton OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Aug 27, 2013 5:57 PM

fantastic

#27 Tigerduck OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Aug 29, 2013 11:59 PM

Great!!!



#28 Android8675 OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Aug 30, 2013 7:56 AM

Was a bit surprised that one of you didn't know what the Incognito board was. Enjoyed the Interview with the Antic guy. Great stuff guys,



#29 atx4us OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Aug 30, 2013 6:04 PM

The pod casts are fantastic!  The interview with Jim Capparell (Antic) was great.  I hope that you can have a chance to interview Tom Hudson of the Analog Magazine sometime.  His games got me and many others here, I'm sure, interested in programming on the Atari computers.  Please keep these coming.  Thanks!



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Posted Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:06 PM

Just listened to the first show. It was awesome. I did a search on iTunes and I added the podcast to my list of subscriptions along with your other show "Floppy Days". It was great to listen to Kevin Savetz as I have his Terrible Nerd book that I enjoyed immensely. Looking forward to listening to the rest of the series and future shows.



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Posted Thu Oct 3, 2013 7:33 PM

Just listened to the first show. It was awesome. I did a search on iTunes and I added the podcast to my list of subscriptions along with your other show "Floppy Days". It was great to listen to Kevin Savetz as I have his Terrible Nerd book that I enjoyed immensely. Looking forward to listening to the rest of the series and future shows.

Thank you, AtariDude.  Hope you are enjoying both podcasts.  Next episode of both ANTIC and Floppy Days will be available anytime now.



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Posted Fri Oct 4, 2013 6:23 PM

"Anytime now" being now.
The fourth episode has been now been duly inflicted on the listening public.

And I think many of you will really enjoy Kevin's latest interview too!

Edited by Subby, Fri Oct 4, 2013 6:25 PM.


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Posted Fri Oct 4, 2013 8:34 PM

Hey guys, thanks for reading my post in the podcast :)  Took me by surprise and made me smile.



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Posted Tue Oct 8, 2013 9:05 PM

I really enjoyed the interview with Chris Crawford.  The questions were well thought-out which, of course, prompted insightful answers by Chris.  We here at AtariAge are really fortunate that the Atari legends such as Chris are still actively participating in the Atari community.  Obviously, without these guys, the Atari computers would not have achieved the great status that it had.  Thanks for bringing us another great Podcast!



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Posted Fri Oct 11, 2013 10:20 PM

OK, it's been 4 episodes, what's that opening song from? I had a copy of it back in the late 80s, I played it often on my 800. I want another copy of it, but I don't see mention of it ANYWHERE!

 

epic fail.



#36 Savetz OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Oct 11, 2013 10:27 PM

It's the Atari 800 in-store demo:

 

The song, by the way, is called Disco Dirge. I want to interview the guy who programmed the demo for an future podcast. I talked to him once, it was interesting.


Edited by Savetz, Fri Oct 11, 2013 10:30 PM.


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Posted Fri Oct 11, 2013 10:43 PM

Good god *facepalm*, damn I just could NOT place that tune, but I remember listening to it intently. Thanks, and keep it up.



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Posted Mon Oct 14, 2013 6:47 AM

It's the Atari 800 in-store demo...

 

Am I the only one who ran that demo many times at home, ever after having owned my 800 for months?  I was always so fascinated by it.



#39 idavis OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Oct 14, 2013 11:18 AM

So no one yell at me, but since it's a podcast and audio based, why didn't you name it Pokey?



#40 Savetz OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Oct 14, 2013 11:23 AM

Hmm, because you didn't suggest that first, idavis. :)



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Posted Tue Oct 15, 2013 1:19 AM

I've only made it through the first episode.  Mostly like it, good information... but what bothered me the most was the sound quality.  With two of the three of you, I could really hear tongue movement and breathing (to the point of distracting me from what was being said).  

 

Is it a sound mix issue?  Nervous dry mouth?

 

Hopefully the other episodes don't have this.  :)



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Posted Wed Oct 16, 2013 12:46 AM

I just listened to the first podcast in my car, on a commute.  I love it!   I listened to about 1/2 of the 2nd one.  I am looking forward to the others!

 

However, there's a few inaccuracies, at least in (I think; can't remember exactly since I listened to 1.5 at one time).   I think it's the first one where someone says the 400 was *released* with 4K and the 800 with 8K.  I do not believe that to be the case; I believe they were *slated* to be released that way, but were both actually released with a minimum of 8K.  I was gifted an 8K/CITA 400 in 1980.  Shortly thereafter, someone says they were both expandable to "however high one wanted to go" (or something to that effect) when in fact, the 400 was crippled to 16K (*officially*) until the end of its life, when Atari (finally) officially released a 48K upgrade, matching those efforts that the 3rd party had met, years before.  You can still get this upgrade from Best Electronics, but you couldn't get it back when you were still fiddling with your 400/410 combo, back when they were fab.

 

But it's really great listening for commuters!   Bravo!  Great job!



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Posted Wed Oct 16, 2013 3:01 PM

I listen to your pod casts when I drive to work and back. Just downloaded part 4, great job guys!

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Posted Sat Oct 19, 2013 5:10 AM

Awesome podcast thank you. :)

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Posted Sun Oct 20, 2013 12:56 AM

Finished listening 4th one...

Going to work tomorrow morning...

What will I listen ? ;)

 

Great work guys! Loved the interviews!



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Posted Mon Oct 21, 2013 11:19 AM

These podcasts are great to hear in this day and age. Fresh content and interesting topics - love it!

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Posted Mon Oct 21, 2013 3:40 PM

Just saying I listened to your podcasts today while driving through The Netherlands and it really made me enjoy some traffic jams :)

I especially liked the interview with the man behind Antic. Antic was an expensive magazine to buy here BITD, but it was by far the most professional one. It had to compete with local and UK magazines here. Chris Crawford's interview was interesting although I never played any of his games, not even Eastern Front....:)

 

Keep it up ! :)



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Posted Tue Oct 22, 2013 2:38 PM

It was great to hear from the Antic publisher.  I agree it was a little sad when he dwelled on the failures, etc. in the end.  I don't see how it could have been his failure that the Atari market collapsed; it was just natural that there wouldn't be enough Atari commerce to support Atari magazines anymore.  What he did when he did it was great, and brought several years of joy to my life when I was a youngster.  Will the Analog publisher agree to an interview?

 

In the next one, the Chris Crawford interview was priceless!    I could have listened to that interview without a moment of boredom if it were 3x as long!  He's brilliant.  Would have liked to hear about his experience writing the series of Atari articles for BYTE magazine, who otherwise largely ignored the Atari computers.

 

These podcasts are great!   I really like the classic Atari commercials, too.

 

 

In one of the earlier (1st or 2nd) podcasts, someone said that they were surprised that another person attributed "Power Without the Price" to the Atari 8-bit line - that it was an Atari ST sloagan.   However, the first place I remember seeing it was on the 130XE box, myself.

 

Atari_130XE_Box_s1.jpg

 

As someone previously mentioned, these podcasts make short work out of otherwise-nasty traffic jams.  Looking forward to more!   Thanks so much!

 



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Posted Wed Oct 23, 2013 4:18 PM

Power without the price was a Tramiel slogan, naturally.....

 

I remember they launched it right when the ST AND XE were announced.



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Posted Fri Oct 25, 2013 5:11 PM

I've listened through all four podcasts now, very entertaining. I'll look forward to the next one. An interesting interview with Chris Crawford in the lastest one, kinda reminds me of Professor Frink from the Simpsons :-D






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