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December 31, 2016

Happy New Year! Thank you to everyone who has visited the site, communicated with me about the 2200, or is keeping the 2200 flame burning (or at least flickering).

It has been a long year of scanning and more scanning, thanks to Mike Bahia's generous contribution of hundreds of pounds of Wang documents. I'm about 80% of the way through that pile, but then I need to start working on capturing the various floppy disks, hard drives, and tapes to see what treasures are hidden on them. If you have a working Wang system that is capable of reading cartridge tape drives or compact cassette digital tapes, please let me know, as otherwise I'll have to build hardware to do it myself.

After finishing the scanning and capturing the digital assets, perhaps there will still be time to return to improving the 2200 emulator before 2017 expires. A good chunk of it is done (a 2336 terminal emulation is complete); next is to add MXE peripheral emulation to connect to the emulated terminal(s). That emulation will be at the protocol level, rather than emulating the Z80 and peripherals on the MXE card.

Here is the latest batch of documents that I was able to knock out during my week of Christmas vacation. Some of them are from binders of notes and memos that Mike Bahia collected over the years. There really isn't a great way to organize those, so I simply scanned it all, added a bookmark at each tab divider in the binder, and wrapped up each binder as a pdf.

December 11, 2016

December 10, 2016

A very small update. I took an inventory of the cards donated by Mike Bahia. Those now appear on a new page, called spares.

November 4, 2016

Slow progress recently, due to workload and a bit of burnout on this scanning project. I'll get it all done, eventually. This batch is the result of scanning one binder, and then joining a few odds-and-ends PDFs into one combined PDF.

September 24, 2016

September 2, 2016

August 21, 2016

July 30, 2016

July 4, 2016

It has taken months, but I've scanned and assembled a large set of schematics that came from Mike Bahia. They are available along with the other documents on the schematics page.

March 26, 2016

Mike Bahia has dropped a motherload of old documents, software, and hardware on me. Mike, you are a prince! However, it is going to take a long time to scan and organize the documents, and to capture and sort through all the disk and tape images. Recovering some of the files will be difficult because they are on old and nonstandard media.

Although I've bought a new sheetfed scanner to help get through this, many documents contain large fold out schematics and diagrams (11"x17", typically) which my scanner can't process. So I need to work out a better scheme than I have used in the past, which was to scan each page in overlapping sections, then using photoshop to stitch them into one coherent image.

I will be grinding away at it and posting batches now and then as I find time. Here is the tip of the iceberg:

March 16, 2016

December 22, 2015

Chris Cummings has come through again with another addition to the document library.

October 8, 2008

I just discovered a very interesting email from Richard L. Lockley from five years ago concerning Wang history. Sadly, and inexplicably, I never replied to him, and now his email address is stale. If you are Richard Lockley, or know one who used to work at Wang, please have him get in contact with me.

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January, 2001

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