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

William Sudbrink wh.sudbrink at gmail.com
Tue Nov 13 13:26:46 EST 2018

I seem to recall that pronunciation from _The_Computer_Chronicles_.  If someone doesn't beat me to it, I'll go take a look tonight.  Actually, I'll probably watch one or two either way.

He is in this episode:


Bill S.

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From: vcf-midatlantic [mailto:vcf-midatlantic-bounces at lists.vcfed.org] On Behalf Of Dave McGuire via vcf-midatlantic
Sent: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 12:21 PM
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Subject: Re: [vcf-midatlantic] Godbout Static (RAM) But Not Lost

On 11/13/18 12:09 PM, Brian L. Stuart via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> This is definitely a great loss for the microcomputing
> community.  I bought a 4K memory board kit (similar
> to the one on your page) from him back around '77
> or so.  I learned a lot from that board.

  Yes, very much so.  I had some of his S-100 boards way back when, and
I'm pretty sure I still have some of them.  Godbout stuff was
*everywhere* in the early-mid 80s.

> This may be a dumb question, but I've always wondered
> if I've been pronouncing his name correctly all these
> years.  Is it pronounced the way it appears to be spelled,
> "god-bought" or does it come from a language where
> the 't' would be silent or some other variation?

  I've wondered this myself.  I've always pronounced it "god-bowt", with
the second syllable rhyming with "out", but I've never been sure.


Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA

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