KIM BUS -- coincidence

From: Vintage Computer Festival <>
Date: Thu Feb 24 21:37:25 2005

On Thu, 24 Feb 2005, John Honniball wrote:

> Tom Jennings wrote:
> > BTW, I didn't really mean to slag the KIM-1. It's a great machine,
> > in spite of it's rarity today it was pretty damn influential.
> Absolutely! I'm now reading The Newtonian Casino (in the USA, it
> was called The Eudaemonic Pie), which tells the story of the group
> of physicists and hackers who beat the roulette wheels with a
> shoe-mounted 6502 computer. They used the KIM-1 as a development
> machine. The final shoe computers were based on the 65C02 and
> had an early form of power management (to reduce the size of the
> batteries required).

I started that book and got about half way through before life got
interrupted. Real good read! Maybe some day I'll finish it (gotta find
it first).

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