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Re: [N8VEM-S100:97] RE: Bringing up CPM3 for the first time.

I have to chime in with my comments as well.

Early in my career we used the Imsai 8080 in a commercial medical
application. Know body would believe these days that a 4Mhz CPU
and 64K RAM would handle a dozen data entry operators, a communications
link to a mainframe and data base retrieval of patent records.
It was a fantastic time and a great career starter for me. I have many fond
memories of that job.

John's S100computers web site is by far the best S-100 site around. It contains
a lot of detailed information. I've learned a lot reading about and watching the
S100 boards get developed by John and Andrew. Then the cherry on top is
they release the PCB for us all to build and enjoy. What a blast it is to build
these things. All of their boards are professional quality.
It amazes me how talented John and Andrew are. They have indeed breathed
new life and revitalized the S100 community. Both John and Andrew are
eager and enthusiastic about answering my hundreds of questions. I can only
hope I don't wear out my welcome.

I'm active on building both the S-100 and the N8VEM SBC boards. I visit
both sites often and follow the forums and newsgroups. One major
obstacle I have is finding enough time to work on them.  I mean new boards
are coming out all the time. No time to finish one before another is available.

I appreciate all their hard work and effort they've put in the past couple years.

Thanks guys. your appreciated more than you know. Keep up the excellent

On Mon, Feb 28, 2011 at 11:04 PM, Douglas Goodall <douglas...@mac.com> wrote:
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.

Then I stumbled across the s100computers.com and the N8VEM sites and forums. Very
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.  

Douglas Goodall

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.
From: n8vem...@googlegroups.com [mailto:n8vem...@googlegroups.com] On Behalf Of Andrew Lynch
Sent: Sunday, February 27, 2011 7:31 AM
To: mon...@vitasoft.org; n8vem...@googlegroups.com
Subject: [N8VEM-S100:92] RE: Bringing up CPM3 for the first time.
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!

Andrew Lynch

From: John Monahan [mailto:mon...@vitasoft.org] 
Sent: Saturday, February 26, 2011 3:58 PM
To: n8vem...@googlegroups.com
Cc: Andrew Lynch
Subject: Bringing up CPM3 for the first time.
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.

Don Caprio cap...@uxpro.com
(925) 240-UNIX