Category: 1802

Rediscovering History’s Lost First Female Video Game Designer

This is a really nice article by Benj Edwards about Joyce Weisbecker, daughter of 1802 CPU creator Joseph Weisbecker. She is arguably the first female video game designer and programmer. It’s a good read and will be of interest to anyone interested in the 1802. (even to this day I am somewhat jealous of her opportunity and experience at the time)

60 GB 1802 Digital Archive, Other Content, & Problematic Issues

Read it… and weep. (or don’t bother reading this – whatever)

My 1802 Digital Archive is at about 60 GB now. (and growing… 99% +/- 1802-based – occasionally some general CRAV Computing information sneaks in — the information consists of images, HTML web page snapshots, PDF and other documents, relevant historical information, etc…..)

And you can’t have it, apparently. (due to ‘copyright’ issues, and complaints by a few ‘questionable’ people regarding the same, whose content actually typically tends to tend toward ‘crap’)

However, I have left instructions with ‘anonymous’ individuals (plural) that The Archive be publicly published upon my death. My Posthumous Manifesto.

So, no worries, it won’t be lost forever. (as so much, as much too much, has been, over time, never to be regained or recovered — which is partly why I am creating this archive and doing all of this, which takes way too many hours of blood, sweat and tears – luckily, I usually enjoy doing it — and, imo, it is very important work)

Hello World!

“1803” is my new 1802-based b’jou. (web journal — pronounced bee-zhoo; as in a Bijou (cinema theater), as well as the definition of: a jewel, or something small, delicate, and exquisitely wrought)

I will be posting my 1802-based and other CRAV Computing research findings and other information here where I can control its publication, content, dissemination, and lifespan. This coincides with the further expansion and info- and data-populating of my website content.

1803 is a companion to my (William Donnelly’s) 1802-related hobbyist website at MDCCCII.

I am a CRAV Computing (Classic / Retro / Antique / Vintage) hobbyist, enthusiast, and collector, located in Northern California (“West Coast”) USA, and am a self-styled lay-researcher, historical archivist and information preservationist as it pertains to CRAV Computing, particularly focusing on the RCA COSMAC CDP1802 microprocessor. (anything and everything 1802)

My current, personal virtual archive (known as The Archive) is in excess of approximately 60 GB, uncompressed. (containing images, HTML web page snapshots, PDF and other documents, relevant historical information, etc.)

This b’jou will deal primarily with the RCA CDP1802 COSMAC microprocessor, but will also occasionally contain some general CRAV Computing information, as well.