Episode 30

Howard Scott Warshaw


March 25th, 2019

1 hr 37 mins 46 secs

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About this Episode

In 1982, programmer Howard Scott Warshaw had five weeks to create an Atari 2600 game based on Spielberg's hit movie "E.T.", and he was up for the challenge. According to urban legend, when fans found the game frustrating, stacks of excess unpurchased cartridges were burried in the deserts of Alamogordo, New Mexico. Warshaw then left Atari, later becoming a therapist, helping engineers deal with the stresses and strains of 21st century life in Silicon Valley. A great interview with a very versatile and creative man.