Is there any other trivia on this title? This seems really, really weird as an Atari release, and looked to me like a "sucker buy", that is, only suckers would buy this. Even in the old days, I don't see a reason for this title. Did Atari really have this much cash to waste on a title with such limited capability? Or did Warren Robinett convince Atari that this needed to be published, just for the laughs?
Computer programming was BIG back in the 1970's. Just look at all the magazines from the time period. You could find programming mags at your local grocery store. Kids in high-school had to pass math exams in order to get into the computer lab. It was THE thing. So whatever the story behind it, whatever its limitations were, it was an appropriate title for the era.