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This mini forum is intended to provide a simple means of discussion about the Bainbridge Research and Development, Inc. Dolphin computer. If you want to share your own experience or memories, or add relevant information about this system: post a message! For other purposes like sales messages, hardware & software questions or information requests, please use our main forum.

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Monday 12th September 2016
Steve Wright (United States)

In 1977 I was going to grad school at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and saw a job posting for a programmer. I talked with Pat Hallett (Tom''s ex) who was living in Madison and involved in Special Education. She had been talked into buying a Dolphin for the Stoughton school district outside of Madison. They needed someone to write software for use in their Special Ed department. The district sent me to visit the BRD facility in January of 78, interesting little trip.
Since there was so little memory, I wrote essentially a master program to swap out the various components of the system when needed. All that done in assembler, with everything on 8" floppies.

A circuit board component failed at some time, and I talked with someone who had me test voltages on the board to figure out which part was bad. Hardware service, circa 1978.

Monday 20th January 2014
Mark Chamberlain (USA)
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Kurt Guntheroth and I were the original developers of the 6800 based emulator. 1977 time frame, while we attended UW. Initially we wrote in machine code, without even an assembler. The first A5 prototype launched on my Altair 680 hobby computer. I commuted from Seattle to Bainbridge Island via ferry. - Mark

Friday 16th July 2010
Albert L. Pion (Oregon, USA)

I worked for BRD in the mid to late ''70s writing software. I wrote several packages for the A5, and before that I wrote software for the P-603. I lived on Bainbridge Is., before moving to Seattle to attend UW. I knew Tom Hallet, his new wife and BRD marketing manager Judy, and several others. Get in touch with me if you are interested in learning more.

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