6502 microprocessor documentary in the works

“THE 6502” is a documentary series by Jason Scott about the MOS Technology 6502 chip, the circumstances that lead to it and the experiences of assembly language programming. Funded in 2011, the project is expected to go for several years of production, interviewing dozens of figures related to this subject.

Those familiar with machine language, the 6502, 8-bit computing and programming are encouraged to contact the Director via the project’s website.

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  1. The Commodore series of machines were my introduction into computing. I am a professional hardware / software developer with over 20 years experience. I work in a number of languages. I am primarily a C++ programer. I wrote and ran BBS software on my commodore machines. Most of the work was in compiled basic with pieces of functionality in Assembly. I built my own RS232 interface with a voltage pump so I could run a Avatex 1200 Baud modem on my Commodore 64 with Assembly Buffered Serial routines and Assembly code that talked to the Disk BIOS and read raw blocks of data from the disk. Good times!

  2. I used to work at “software projects” in Bear brand Liverpool.

    Still remember sleeping in my room at night.
    Plus Matthew Smith coming to work on Skis one winter, to top it off he had the brilliant idea of skiing down the stairs.
    Needed to work on the landing though , broke his leg.

  3. I made my living from 1975 thru 1985 programming special control systems for industry,
    using the 6502.
    I was in my own business, and did work for such companies as Union Carbide (Eveready), Universial,Ranco, Kaiser, and others. That was a great processor, and was responsable for some of the best years of my life. I hope it lives on forever.

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