Mega reply about magazines:
I assume you'll draw from Compute! as well? I don't recall if that was one of the magazines you mentioned. They had a lot of Atari coverage.
Yep, Compute! will be featured. They did a lot of great books as well, I may cover them in a special episode or two. Or maybe a crossover with the ANTIC guys for those if they'd be interested.
Re: magazines- IMO keep this feature, but the ones I like are COMPUTE! & ANTIC, & even then I'll already be familiar with most of what you read from them, as I subbed to ANTIC (Jan '86 on) & the library had COMPUTE! I like the nostalgia, but if it becomes a hassle & negatively impacts your show, by all means remove it.
I think it will get more fun just focusing on the Atari-specific stuff, certainly when Antic and ANALOG roll around. I'm looking forward to ROM and Atari User, the UK magazines that I've never looked at before.
I like the magazine part too. As I've said elsewhere, I totally missed the home computer era of the 80s so I like hearing about it.
Cool. If I run into any 2600 stuff, I'll send you the links in case you wanted to mention it in your show. I wasn't thinking; I should have done that before with the review in the Oct 79 Creative Computing but now that I look at it again I think you've covered all those games.
Keep the magazine segments in. Remember, that was our "internet" for computer news back then. However, avoid the Family Computing segments as it was pure fluff, and no substance.
Good bandwidth in one direction, but really high latency! Yeah, there's just too much stuff to cover everything. My notes were like 10000 words, granted more than half of that was raw cut-and-paste article highlights, but clearly too much to think about for a < 1 hour show. I've got to streamline, so I'll try to make sure I focus on the Atari highlights in the multi-platform magazines, although if a random article hits my interest I'll mention that but not in detail.