Art without engineering is dreaming;
Engineering without art is calculating.

Steven K. Roberts

Posts Tagged ‘Kilobaud’

Managing the Small System Environment

This article spun out of the process of organizing the mess that had grown around my home computer system, but it had a delightfully unexpected result: shortly after publication, Prentice-Hall called and asked if I’d like to expand it into a book. Well, sure! I got to work on a more thorough discussion of the…

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Sweetening the Bytesaver – Kilobaud Microcomputing

This was a quick little hack… way back in the day, a good and cheap tool for programming EPROMs in an S-100 bus computer was a board called the Bytesaver (by Cromemco). The only catch was that for every cycle, you had to shut the computer down and pull out the board. In a production…

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The Cromemco Z-2D – review in Kilobaud Microcomputing

During the late ’70s, I was making a living on the fringes of the burgeoning personal computer industry with a crazy mix of freelance writing, custom industrial control systems, surplus parts mail-order house, and computer store. The big lesson in this is that one can’t be all things to all people, but the activity that…

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