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Article #324 (376 is last):
From: aa384@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Doug Wokoun)
>Newsgroups: freenet.sci.comp.atari.news
Subject: Atari SIG Newswire: 04-Nov-92
Reply-To: aa384@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Doug Wokoun)
Posted-By: xx004 (aa384 - Doug Wokoun)
Date: Wed Nov  4 20:44:47 1992


This is a compilation of all articles posted to the newswire menu this
week.

Index:
   SPA Membership hits 1000
   Atari & Kodak Negotiating CD package?
   Atari is Alive and Well
   Eric Smith to Join Atari
   C-LAB Ceases Operations

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  -- SPA Membership Hits 1,000
  
 The Software Publishers Association (SPA) announced this week that the 
 association's roster has topped 1,000 members.  The SPA, which acts as 
 the industry representative to the federal government and works to stop 
 software piracy, was begun in 1984 with only 25 member companies.
  
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 - Rochester, NY        KODAK & ATARI NEGOTIATING CD PACKAGE?
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     Old 'super snoop is at it again...  seems Atari may very well be
 involved in negotiations with Kodak Corp. relative to CD Rom technology as
 it relates to Photography etc..

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 - Lake Tahoe, NV                      ATARI _IS_ ALIVE & WELL!
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     Contrary to the "populist" beliefs, Atari Corp. is really quite strong
 financially speaking.  Everybody seems to have forgotten the "Tramiel
 Trust".  Jack Tramiel a very wealthy businessman before he purchased
 Atari, never really invested the bulk of the family fortune into Atari. 
 Time/Warner financed the entire deal at the time of purchase.  Therefore,
 it would stand to reason that a substantial infusion of capital will occur
 when it is deemed necessary by Jack Tramiel.  "Atari will have marketshare
 in 1993" it has been heard said in 'certain circles'.

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 - Ontario, Canada                 AUTHOR OF MULTI-TOS TO JOIN ATARI
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     Eric R. Smith, has made it known that he will join Atari on or about
 the second of November 1993.  Smith noted he was making the final
 preparations to make the move to the USA, (Visa, etc..).  "Its not a
 temporary thing being done to get Multi-Tos done, I'll be working on a
 wide variety of software projects including Multi-Tos."  Smith said.

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 - Los Angeles, CA                  C-LAB is NO MORE.....
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     Reported by D.R. Kerr, C-Lab, developers and manufacturers of the most
 successful Atari MIDI sequencing programs, Creator and Notator, is no
 more.  According to the newsletter from Steinberg/Jones, makers of the
 competing Cubase, C-Lab folded within the last few weeks due to "bickering
 about finances."  Gerhard Lengling, who ran C-Lab, is apparently looking
 to start another venture.  There is no word whether it will involve the
 Atari platform.  Hopefully, something god will arise out of the ashes of
 this devastating loss to the music and Atari worlds.

     Notator 3.1 was recently hailed in Keyboard magazine as the best MIDI
 sequencing program available on any platform.  They were also frequent
 advertisers in the magazine as well and appeared at numerous Atari shows
 across the country.  C-Lab products were recently supported by Ensoniq
 here in the United States.  Presently, there are two active developers of
 Atari MIDI programs remaining -- Steinberg/Jones and what was Hybrid Arts,
 Inc., Barefoot Software.  Dr. T stopped developing for the Atari within
 the past year.

     What does this mean?  Besides the obvious loss of support and
 excellent products to musicians, it is quite a blow to Atari.  Atari's
 only real foothold in the U.S. is through its MIDI abilities.  With the
 best Atari developer for MIDI gone under, that's one less assortment of
 software to support the Atari platform.

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