[vcf-midatlantic] Roger Amidon, RIP....

Herb Johnson hjohnson at retrotechnology.info
Wed May 18 10:29:34 EDT 2016

 > probably the first machine to put a Z-80 in an S-100 system

The TDL S-100 ZPU board, was by Roger's account the first available Z80 
Altair-compatible (S-100) board product. Roger was proud to note it was 
released July 4th 1976; those of us from that era recall the celebration 
of that 200th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. That's one 
of many "firsts" or early products in microcomputing where Roger had a 

Roger produced or contributed to many early microcomputer products, and 
worked with many people in the early era (including Claude Kagan), and 
later. His remarks of the last few years, suggested he was proudest of 
his work in gaming; that's discussed in the obituary available from 
nj.com (Trenton Times newspaper).

Until recently, he had regular Friday lunch with several engineers and 
technologists in the Trenton/Princeton area, including me on occasion. 
He encouraged lively conversation about the impact of technology on the 
issues and events of the day. His presence and thoughts will be missed; 
my condolences to his friends and family.

Herb Johnson

Herbert R. Johnson,  New Jersey USA
http://www.retrotechnology.com OR .net

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