Not sure if anyone would remember me, but
here goes... I wrote a few articles towards the end of NAU/Page 6,
such as the issue disk bonus Orson, and an attempt (perhaps
ill-advised) to explain object-orientation using assembly
language in a trilogy called Objet D'Art. I also wrote the
puzzle game The Citadel.
Around the time Page 6 disappeared from
our mailboxes, I made the difficult decision to end my Atari
programming hobby. I had mathematics research at university to
concentrate on and something had to give. Funnily enough I wasn't
really sure whether I wanted to choose IT as a career at the
time, because my programming knowledge was limited to
Fortran and 6502 machine language. Not exactly the recipe for a
top career in software development.
Nonetheless I've been working in
financial IT since 1998. Of course, I'm a PC user now, but I still
like to think about those days when I worked on the 8-bit
Atari. It was possible to know everything about the machine
back then, not like the moving target of the PC platform today.
If you want to know more about what I'm
doing now, please point your browser to www.joelgoodwin.com.
Joel Goodwin, March 2003