This podcast features productivity software for the Atari 8 bit home computers.
S6E05 Antic Software CalcMagic
CalcMagic was released in 1985, by Antic Software. This is a spreadsheet. It was developed by Metamorphosis Development and programmed by Dave Middleton. … More S6E05 Antic Software CalcMagic
S6E04 XLEnt Software MegaFiler
MegaFiler was released in 1984, by XLEnt Software. This is a database with a powerful search and reporting engine. It was developed by Jerry Kwit. … More S6E04 XLEnt Software MegaFiler
S6E03 DataSoft Crosscheck
Crosscheck was released in 1986, by DataSoft. It was a game title. It was published by Intellicreations Inc and programmed by Tom McWilliams. … More S6E03 DataSoft Crosscheck
S6E02 APX Circuit Lab
Circuit Lab was released in 1983, by APX. It was an education title designed to teach basic DC electronics. It was developed by Mark Davids and Sheldon Leemon. … More S6E02 APX Circuit Lab
S6E01 Broderbund Bank Street Writer
Bank Street Writer was released in 1982, by Broderbund. It was a multi platform education centric word processor. It was developed by Intentional Software, Bank Street College of Education and Franklin E. Smith, with the Atari version being credited to Charles Olson Jr. … More S6E01 Broderbund Bank Street Writer
S5EB1 – Is This Thing On?
This episode discusses the absence of episodes, some general life stuff, new editing tools, and test workflows. … More S5EB1 – Is This Thing On?
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Normally for retro computing, you just hear coverage about games, but this one takes a risk, and it pays off. How would yesteryear's productivity software hold up to today? What if there was some apocalypse where we could only use classic computers?
Worry no more, Wade will fill you in on the details about programs on how to save for that yacht, or balancing out your checkbook with 30+ year old software. And the robot voice is pleasant to hear.
You’d think a podcast about productivity software for a personal home computer from 35 years ago would be rather dull. This one is not! The information is presented in a clear and concise manner. An added bonus is the interaction between the host, Wade Ripkowski, and his digital partner, Allison. If you have or had an Atari 8-bit, you’ll love this well-organized and well-presented podcast. I never miss it. Thanks, Wade!
Brings old world back to life
I was a Commodore kid. But hearing such detailed descriptions of old non game programs for the Atari make me realize how much else I missed when I was a kid. Wade does an awesome job of researching each application, describing how it operates etc. Who knew hearing about productivity apps would be something you can’t wait for the next episode for.