Classic Computer Magazine Archive COMPUTE! ISSUE 32 / JANUARY 1983 / PAGE 10

Atari's Right Cartridge

Aside from "Monkey Wrench" [a programmer's aid package from Eastern House Software], does anyone know of any cartridge that goes into the right slot on the Atari 800? Does Atari have any plans to ever utilize this slot, or was it an idea that didn't pan out?

Bill Lukeroth

The problem with the right slot is that the Atari 400 doesn't have one. Atari has evidently abandoned applications for the right slot since such an application could not be used on the 400. Atari is committed to supporting both machines equally. Also, because a full 16K can be put on the left cartridge, it alone is enough space for most applications.