I'm onto the next desktop disk holder. I haven't hit a bad sector on any of these disks, which has made for a very refreshing change.
The back of the holder was filled with 31 disks of a brand that I hadn't seen before: Quill? Each disk had a "fresh" blank label on it. I had hoped that someone was lazy and that these were download disks with a jackpot of unlabeled miscellaneous programs. I sampled five, and they were all unformatted. Too bad, but at least I've got a fresh set of disks that I can safely use for my own purposes.
To date, I've been skipping any commercially published disks (both original and copied) where I'm pretty sure that someone would have already archived them online. MULE? Skip! Goonies? Skip! Zork? (Checks version.) SKIP! Also skipping personal documents, financial software data disks, etc. As I go through these, I'm so proud to see that my fellow collectors actually purchased so much of their software back in the day.
In the front of this next disk holder, I've got an original subLOGIC Flight Simulator II disk and a Scenery Disk (Chicago, LA, Seattle, New York). SKIP! After that were two disks with some nicely printed homemade labels. First one says Flight Simulator II Front: Game, Back: Scenery. (Seems like a backup copy. SKIP!) The next disk was more puzzling. It was DIY double-sided, no write-protect tabs, and is labeled "Flight Simulator II Mode Library Disk". Let me know if it is worth the effort of archiving and uploading.
The rest of the case contains four otherwise empty DOS disks, and seven disks labeled with freeware BASIC programs. I remember that at least two of you have been requesting BASIC programs, and it looks like we've got quite a few that are spread throughout those remaining disks. Also, it looks I wasn't the only one in my area who constructed the Cheap Talk Voice Synthesizer back in the day. (A voice-synthesis chip, I believe from Radio Shack, is connected to the Atari in parallel through an interface with two of the joystick ports, either 1&2 or 3&4. I'm pretty sure I threw mine away a decade or two ago.) There are a couple of mid-sized programs for it and a handful of smaller demo programs.
After that, the next disk holder looks like someone's collection of terminal programs, and a commercial word processor called Cut & Paste from that famous productivity software company that we all know and love... Electronic Arts?! Does it need archiving? After that, I'll be hunting down more disks. I'm still trying to locate my own personal 100 to 200 or so disks from back in the day. So far, only one of the disks that I've uploaded so far were part of my own original collection.