About a year and a half ago, I started collecting some vintage equipment and restoring it.
I remembered how much I enjoyed the early days, and the excitement of having our hands
in the machine and dreaming of what could be done. I felt happy but very alone.
quickly I discovered there is a vibrant community still enjoying that feeling of building our
machines with our hands, and learning about how things really work at the chip level.
I am very happy these days to be part of this community, and I am just meeting people
for the first time, and learning what is going on. Andrew and John are both near or at
the center of this activity, and I am in awe of the creativity and generosity of people
participating in this community. Catalyst is the perfect word, and there is so much
to learn. Because of their work, and the work of others I am just meeting, there is life
breathed back into the S-100 buss, and the ECB is fun too.
From what I have seen, I feel happy and assured that there is much more to come,
boards to build, knowledge to share, and systems to enjoy.
My sincere thanks to everyone participating and my promise to contribute what I can
to help people learn and enjoy this vintage experience.
On Feb 28, 2011, at 7:12 PM, John Monahan wrote:
Thanks for comments Andrew. However I have to say it is you that deserve all the credit for this community. You are the real catalyst who ties everything together.
Thanks so much for it all. I know many out there do and will appreciate it now and in the future.
Thanks John! This is fantastic!
The S-100 ZFDC is finishing up its trace routing soon and the updated S-100 IDE board is basically ready to go once it has its final check out.
This is a wonderful instruction set for the hobbyist community to bring up CP/M on their homebrew computer or restored vintage computer!
Excellent work! I appreciate your continued support and hard work!
Thanks and have a nice day!
I am trying to put together a web page explaining for beginners how to install CPM3 on a floppy disk system. Since I have been doing this for some time there may be sections that while they seem obvious to me and not for a first timer. If you have a moment, could you glance over it and if you see something that is unclear let me know.