The MARK 8 microcomputer designed by Jon Titus and published as a construction article in RadioElectronics magazine July 1974. The MARK 8 was the first construction article about how to build your own microcomputer and was an important part of the home / personal computer revolution.
A big Congratulations to Jon for this 40 year anniversary.
|MARK 8 Computer by Jon Titus|
The publication of the MARK 8 computer in the July issue of 'Radio Electronics' was the first time a construction article was available on how to build your own microcomputer. This was noticed by the competing publication 'Popular Electronics' and followed in January 1975 with an article about the "MITS Altair 8800" microcomputer. John was first with the MARK 8 and as a result many computer clubs and newsletters were started to help computer hobbyist build and use the MARK 8.
Here is a the whole article in 'Radio Electronics' from Rich Cini Collector of Classic Computers web site.
Here is a look at five very different variations of how folks constructed their MARK 8 computer.
|David Larsen KK4WW|
It is my pleasure to be a colleague of Jon and have worked together in the "Blackburg Group" for about 12 years.
"by David Larsen" KK4WW Microcomputer Collector/Historian.