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In Topic: Applied Engineering made Atari RAM expansion daughter cards?

Wed May 16, 2018 5:19 PM

In the various Applied Engineering catalogs from the time period that I'm finding online, they were always proudly stating that they only designed products for Apple.  So this does seem like an interesting mystery. 

In Topic: Programs that require sep. Antic access...

Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:34 PM

​Watching! :)




Maybe the (rather short) list of these programs could be even included in the A8FAQ somewhere...


In Topic: Atari wordwise for the a8

Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:16 PM

I just noticed it recently myself..


ANALOG #9 p17: "Atari is also producing a rom-based word processor Word-Wise"


I concur, I think it has to be an earlier name for what was announced and released as AtariWriter.


This was also when Timewise was announced, so for a time they seem to have been planning Timewise, Wordwise...

In Topic: Looking for commercial BBS info

Sun Mar 4, 2018 10:14 AM

I've done some of this in the FAQ (now section 8.16).  I've tried to cover both commercial and non-commercial.


Another place to know about: http://www.bbsdocume...ATARI/EIGHTBIT/ 


Plenty of room for more complete information!

In Topic: Multiescritor Grupo SITSA

Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:33 PM

Not that one specifically, but others with the same bottom side labeling are unremarkable when viewed from the top.  Standard NTSC 65XE case (no ECI).


I believe 65XE units made in Mexico by Sistemas Inteligentes are from 1985-1987. 


Other "Made in Mexico" units have different underside labeling, which I believe indicates they were made by Atari (México) Fabricante, S.A. de C.V., which we know was established in 1987 (Atari SEC filings).


Later still, 65XE units for Mexico appear to have been imported from Atari "U.S." Corp. by Atari de México, S.A. de C.V. (stickers on some 65XE boxes), so I believe those indeed would have been from Taiwan.


I think that Grupo SITSA and Sistemas Inteligentes were sister companies operating at the same location, which were both acquired by Atari in 1987, creating Atari de México, S.A. de C.V. and Atari (México) Fabricante, S.A. de C.V., which both continued to operate at that same location.


Evidence is sparse, but this scenario would account for everything I've seen so far.