[vcf-midatlantic] Godbout Static (RAM) But Not Lost

Herb Johnson hjohnson at retrotechnology.info
Tue Dec 4 18:26:44 EST 2018


I have reworked my posted remarks about Bill Godbout, into a larger 
tribute document, with images of Godbout flyers and documents.

Today, I received from Jack Rubin a collection of Godbout-branded 
flyers. The ones I display on that page today, were sent by Godbout 
Electronics in 1975, to customers of their electronic components, 
digital kits. A later flyer I have, shows Godbout's earliest "Altair" 
RAM card. The graphics are iconic 1970's commercial art by mail-order 
surplus electronics companies.

I also show a 1984 Compupro brochure for the their multiuser 8086/Z80 
business system. It's a first-class commercial computer-product 
brochure; just ten years after selling single-chip digital clocks from 
magazine ads.

I continue to reference George Morrow and Bill Godbout together in my 
document. While they ran separate businesses, Godbout initially supplied 
parts to Morrow and other S-100 developers in the Oakland CA area. And 
Morrow and Godbout led or encouraged the IEEE-696 standard that was 
largely based on their product-bus. Their times and works are a peek 
into how "S-100 microcomputing" developed in the first decade after the 
MITS Altair 8800. These are the reasons I "cover" both of them in this 
tribute to Bill Godbout.


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

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