Bill Wilkinson, Where Are You?
Last June, ANALOG reported that Optimized Systems Software (OSS), the popular manufacturer of products for the XE/XL computer, had been bought out by ICD Computers. OSS was one of the first companies to develop software for the Atari 800; they even worked on some of the original operating system routines before the 400/800 went into production. One of the founding principals of OSS is Bill Wilkinson, a prolific writer who professes the inherent beauty of the Atari home computer.
Bill has been found at some of the Atarifests, the larger trade shows like Comdex and CES, and some of the local user group meetings. He always has something interesting to say and gets to the point clearly and quickly. But, since the OSS/ICD buyout, no one has seen or heard from Bill. If he has completely removed himself from the Atari community, we've lost a dedicated friend.