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I am a new owner of an Atari 800 (which is probably seven years old) and am trying to learn how to use it. Last winter I joined "SeniorNet" out of the University of San Francisco (part of the Delphi online network) and am trying to get on the network so I can communicate with other seniors.
I am familiar with the Atari 800 because my grandson had one (and still does) and sometimes he'd bring it to my house. Your magazine is my only source of information - please don't fold up on me!
Mabel Payne (age 72)
SeniorNet can be reached at 399 Arguello Blvd., San Francisco, CA 94118. (415) 750-503 0. - ANTIC ED
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I enjoyed Dave Plotkin's "Desktop Publishing with Your 8-bit Atari" in the June/July issue of Antic.
The address and phone number given for Hi-Tech Expressions are no longer operative. A more recent address is 584 Broadway, New York, NY 10012. There is also a toll-free number: (800) 447-6543.
I recently purchased the Awardware supplementary graphics disk from Hi-Tech at the above address ($10-50 including shipping), and don't recommend it. The disk is essentially a copy of the graphics furnished with Print Power.
The Newsroom from Springboard is a great program, on a par with Print Shop. My only complaint is that Newsroom is heavily copy protected. Fortunately, many dealers (including those advertising in Antic offer it for around $15 - at that price it's a steal!
Thanks for a great magazine!
Your June/July 1990 had an I/O letter asking about sources for Chalkboard's PowerPad, the large-size drawing tablets. Here's some good news. The entire multi-computer PowerPad line is available from Dunamis, 3620 Highway 317, Suwanee GA 30174. (800) 828-2443; in Georgia (404) 932-0485. Dunamis Inc. even introduces new PowerPad supplies and publishes a quarterly newsletter/catalog. The PowerPad works great with the old MicroIllustrator cartridges. I'd like to hear from any readers who know about programs that were written to assist handicapped users to operate the 8-bit Atari via the PowerPad.
Melvin Waller, Jr.
The manufacturer of the PowerPad, Dunamis, also runs a non-profit, educational foundation dedicated to helping handicapped users. According to representative Ben Satterfield, they will sell their remaining Atari software (PowerPad not included) for only the cost of shipping and handling. Programs available include MicroMaestro, MicroIllustrator, the Programming Kit, and a number of educational programs especially suited for children with special needs. For more information, call or write at the address above. - ANTIC ED.