Classic Computer Magazine Archive ANTIC VOL. 2, NO. 1 / APRIL 1983


Happy Birthday ANTIC

It's difficult for us to believe, but we are now one year old. What started as a gleam in our eye is now the most widely-read ATARI-specific magazine in existence. We are proud of our accomplishments-and are humbled by those painful lessons some of you have shared with us. Now for our gift to you:

We are now a monthly publication. ANTIC is the first ATARI-specific monthly magazine.

Program listings will now be typeset. We had a typeface designed just for us. This font, as typesetters call it, will contain all the special ATARI-graphics characters. We will be using the ATARI, phone equipment, and state-of-the-art electronic typesetting. Check In the Public Domain to see what I mean.

We were one of the first magazines to include the TYPO feature (see reprint this issue). Of course, we went to one of the best to write it, Bill Wilkinson.

We are the only magazine to place our programs in the public domain. This means you are free to copy them, give them to your friends, improve them. You get no hassle, no impossible-to-enforce ownership problems, just useful information, arcade quality games (almost), and fun.

We have grown in editorial content and advertising pages with every issue.

We have been on time with every issue, no small trick.

Now, how do we follow a year that most publications only dream about? Well, we have more regular columns in store. Watch for more tutorial information, jargon-free, and written for you--our active, interested, new reader. Education is a topic we frequently hear about, so look for more coverage.

We'll also be introducing you to those people who make great games and useful software possible. Read Profiles, a regular feature starting in this issue. We will be taking you inside Atari a little more--after all they're right down the road.

We will be providing more color pictures with our reviews--expensive but worth it. And you can expect more question-and-answer format. We intend to lead those of you who want to go, into this ATARI computer age.

Our ATARI audience is growing, more companies start daily. You can expect ANTIC to continue to provide you with interesting reviews, valid comparisons, and how to use your ATARI in ways that you never thought of. We are fortunate that Silicon Valley and Atari Inc. are so near, and we are privileged to call professionally and personally upon some of the most creative people in the ATARI world. We think that adds up to the best magazine you can have on your desk.

Remember, if you own an ATARI you should be reading ANTIC.

Jim Capparell