Re: [midatlanticretro] Joseph A. Weisbecker, COSMAC, ELF and VIP are from NJ
Dude we should at least have a poster about the man..
--- On Fri, 10/2/09, evan@... <evan@...> wrote:
From: evan@... <evan@...>
Subject: Re: [midatlanticretro] Joseph A. Weisbecker, COSMAC, ELF and VIP are from NJ
To: "MARCH Yahoo" <email@example.com>
Date: Friday, October 2, 2009, 9:24 AM
Infoage is on good terms with the person who ran the Sarnoff museum.
Please note my use of a :) in that "Are you happy?" comment...
From: Christian Liendo
Date: Fri, 2 Oct 2009 04:22:45 -0700 (PDT)
To: <midatlanticretro@ yahoogroups. com>
Subject: [midatlanticretro] Joseph A. Weisbecker, COSMAC, ELF and VIP are from NJ
Dam I hit send on that last e-mail instead of save draft
Ok Evan, you are always looking for computer history related to NJ.
Well here is some history for the museum.
So yea I am happy.
BTW, it seems there was a RCA museum, but it just closed
I sent them an e-mail stating I was looking for information about Joseph A. Weisbecker and the COSMAC chip.
--- On Thu, 10/1/09, Evan Koblentz <evan@...> wrote:
From: Evan Koblentz <evan@...>
Subject: Re: [midatlanticretro] PROOF!!!Hey, the COSMAC VIP is from NJ
To: midatlanticretro@ yahoogroups. com
Date: Thursday, October 1, 2009, 10:09 PM
Yeah I noticed that just now as well.
You happy? :)
Unfortunately, Mr. Weisbecker is deceased.
Thank you for checking. Do you have any information about the original COSMAC 1801 computer? This as far as I can tell was the first computer-ish device based on the COSMAC processor.
Joyce Weisbecker wrote:Hi.I never received an e-mail from you about my father, Joe Weisbecker, but please try again :). Mother donated all of Dad's papers and prototypes to the David Sarnoff Library, so I only have a few things related to the programs I wrote and sold to RCA for the VIP and Studio II.Try e-mailing again at this address (minmax_3512@...). I'd be happy to correspond with you.Joyce