Advent of Computing
Episode 90 - Where Did The S100 Bus Go?
In the last half of the 70s there was one gold standard in home computing: S100. This was a standardized bus that was the heart of many computers. It allowed for the interchange of parts from different manufacturers. Best of all, the S100 bus was simple. This made for a wonderful platform for hobbyists, and helped jump start the home computer revolution. And then... it disappeared. Where did the S100 bus go, and would we have been better off if it stuck around? This episode we tackle these questions and more. Selected Sources: https://archive.org/details/IoNewsVolume1Number1/page/n5/mode/2up?view=theater - The Cromemco Story https://www.digibarn.com/stories/MITS/mholley-images/Ed_Roberts_Oct_1984_ME.pdf - An interview with Ed Roberts https://mirrors.apple2.org.za/Apple%20II%20Documentation%20Project/Books/W.%20Gayler%20-%20The%20Apple%20II%20Circuit%20Description.pdf - Circuit Description of the Apple II