Retrochallenge 2016/1

Well, I’ve decided it’s finally time to throw my hat in the ring and participate in a Retrochallenge. Being that this will be during what is traditionally considered the Winter Warm-Up round, I figured it was as good a chance as any to get my feet wet.

I’ll be doing something rather tame for my first go, but it’ll do to get the retro juices flowing.

I have an Atari 800XL and 1050 floppy drive that need some love and care. I’ve also got a box of random Atari floppies that a friend sent to me and I have yet to go through them.

Assuming I can get the hardware functional and able to read the floppies, part two will be to go through the disks and catalog exactly what’s on them…if I can figure out how the hell Atari files and disk structures work.

Either way, it’ll be fun to mess around with the old hardware. Never know, might find a copy of AtariWriter or something else in there I can use for first-hand experience in my productivity software research.

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