Blasphemer! No really though, if you must call the
Disk ][ controller a
kludge, at least qualify it by calling it a beautiful
kludge, which it is.
Well, I'll agree it's a minimalist design. Beauty, however, is in the eye
of the beholder.
Tony, any information you can e-mail me or send me
Sorcerer would be appreciated. I need information about the power
requirements, plus just general information such as how much RAM it came
with, processor type, built-in languages, etc. Thanks.
I thought the Sorceror had an internal mains PSU and you just plugged it
in. I will check before you apply 110V (or 240V) to the 5V line, though.
The processor was a Z80.
The only built-in 'language' was a machine code monitor. Basic and other
software - I have a text editor/word processor somewhere - were in ROM
cartridges that plugged into the side of the machine. These cartridges
were, in fact 8-track tape cases with a little PCB inside them.
The gates in my computer are AND,OR and NOT, not Bill