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An 1802 Origin Story With a Twist

October 28, 2017

The images are from an article on fastcodesign titled Rediscovering History’s Lost First Female Video Game Developer

Quite reasonably it’s focused on the role of Joyce Weisbecker who wrote some of the earliest code for what became the 1802 but it also does a good job of relating the development of the COSMAC architecture as her father Joseph’s pet project.  The Fred prototypes were built based on TTL chips and only later integrated into the cmos 1801/1802 series.  Herb Johnson has done a great compendium of Fred info here.

Joyce Weisbecker is still around and has been generous with her time for this article and other discussions with fans of her father’s work

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