Antic: The Atari Podcast
Bonus Post! Earlier today, my email was blowing up with new subscriptions to Goto 10, even before this week’s post, Programming the Atari with BASIC, was published. After a bit of digging, I found out that Goto 10 got a shout-out on the latest episode (86 - Tangents) of Antic, The [premier] Atari 8-bit Podcast!
I’ve been subscribed to Antic for many years, so I’m thrilled to see Goto 10 get a mention in the news section by Kay Savetz and Randy Kindig. Here’s link to listen to the relevant section, starting about 20 minutes in:
ANTIC Episode 86 - Tangents — ANTIC The Atari 8-bit Podcast
Kay had guessed Goto 10 was probably a weekly newsletter and he’s right about that. The first few posts were more frequent than that, but I will be switching to a weekly schedule.
Randy thought my name sounded familiar. Kay tried to say it, but failed a bit. Although my last name looks tricky to pronounce, it just sounds like “La Fever”.
As far as the familiarity of my name, I doubt it is all that familiar in the Atari 8-bit world. Not much I did with the Atari 8-bit ever left the comforts of my home.
However, in the Atari ST world, my name might be more familiar. I wrote and sold some shareware there and was active on Delphi and GEnie. I also was the last Atari ST Editor for Current Notes before it shut down with its last issue of May/June 1995.
Speaking of Current Notes, it was nice to hear Kay talk about the effort to get all the Current Notes issues up on Archive.org. Of the Current Notes issues in my magazine collection, I don’t think I have any before 1987 so I doubt I have anything to add there.
Anyway, I have a lot to write about regarding Atari computers. The focus will remain on 8-bit stories and stuff for a long while and then eventually transition to ST stuff as I progress through my timeline.
Thank you so much for the mention, Antic guys! Keep up the great work.
And by the way, if you’re not an Atari nerd you might not know the significance of the word Antic in the Atari world. ANTIC is one of the companion chips in the Atari 8-bit. An initialism of Alphanumeric Television Interface Controller, ANTIC was responsible for generating the graphics on screen. You might also know that is was the name of a popular Atari magazine, Antic: The Atari Resource, from 1982 to 1990.
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