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Re: [N8VEM-S100:2158] Re: S-100 existing board pre-order requests

On 05/01/14 14:11 , David Fry wrote:
> [...]
> I would respectfully suggest from the position of a new builder that the 
> two most important boards are the backplane and console I/O without either 
> the system isn't really usable and it could be a showstopper for new people 
> looking in.
> [...]

Indeed. I'm a new builder interested in entering the S-100 homebrew
world, but the lack of readily available "basic" boards can indeed be
discouraging to some and push them to look somewhere else. Of course, as
this is an hobbyist effort, one cannot ask for cards to be always
available, but I'd be glad to pay an increased cost for cards which are
vital to get a working system.

I'll still buy the boards coming out this year hoping that sooner or
later I'll find a console board or I'll be able to wire one up myself.
The same stands for the termination card, as my backplane is completely