IAM David Crane, creator of Pitfall! and co-founder of Activision.
To all who posted questions, thank you. I have been back numerous times to fill in more, and I am closing out the thread as of 11:30 PM Sunday August 26. I hope I was able to answer your most pressing questions.
Proof and more information on my new Jungle Adventure Kickstarter: http://www.jungleventure.com/kick