Podcast Episode 3: IMSAI 8080 and Processor Technology Sol
Listen along as David Greelish and Jeff Salzman discuss the history of the IMSAI 8080 and Processor Technology Sol computers.
The IMSAI 8080 is a Tier One computer presented as the first Altair clone computer. As such, it was chosen to be the first computer we choose in a follow up podcast after the Altair.
The Sol was a Tier One computer chosen due to its early design as an all-in-one computer (minus monitor) and having a built-in keyboard. It is also an S-100 system.
You can find out more about these machines on the History of Personal Computing online museum. Click on the appropriate link:
Links mentioned in the show include:
- A great article by Stan Veit about the IMSAI 8080
- Book: Once upon a Time in Computerland: The Amazing, Billion-Dollar Tale of Bill Millard
- The “Wargames IMSAI”
- Excellent resource website available at http://www.sol20.org
- Interesting article about computer use in 1982, featuring the Sol-20: http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/1982/07/living-with-a-computer/306063/
- Another great article by Stan Veit about the Sol
eBay links (you may need to scroll down the linked pages to see the full auction)
- Processor Technology SOL-20 Working In good shape
- ORIGINAL Blue Paddle (Lever, Handle) for IMSAI 8080 Front Panel
- IMSAI 8080 Early S-100 Personal Computer, MITS Altair Clone, 1975 Computer
- Rare SOL-20 Personal Computer – ships worldwide
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