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Help solve the
mysteries of the
Can you answer any of these questions about the UK101?
- Who was Dr A.A.Berk and where is he now? His name appears in a
Practical Electronics review (April 1980) of the Edukit.
He is credited with the design of the Edukit, which was a very
low-cost microprocessor board based on the RCA COSMAC 1802.
The machine was built by Modus Systems Ltd., of Letchworth.
His name also appears on a book about the Lisp programming language
and a review of the Softy EPROM programmer (PE January 1980).
- Who was the mysterious Andy Fisher, mentioned in the manual in
connection with the UK101's software?
He is thanked in the introduction, and credited with the cassette
- Who was David Fine, also mentioned in the manual with a Milton Keynes
phone number that you could call for “advice of a technical nature”?
- Did anyone actually connect up the Ohio Scientific floppy disk
interface and make it work?
- Did anybody write a Monopoly game, just to use those little
“house” and “hotel” characters in the graphics set?
- How many Compukits were sold, in all?
If you have any information, please send me an
A mystery solved
Without actually looking at the code, I asked:
- Who wrote the two sample games “Hectic” and “New York Taxi”?
Well, Stephen Crane had a look at his copy of these two fine games
and told me that NYT was written by K. Stephens and Hectic by Bryan D.
I wonder where they are now?