[Coladam] ADAM Assembly Programming

SacNews - Joe Blenkle jblenkle at sacnews.net
Thu Feb 23 20:10:35 CET 2012


I seem to recall having the 22Disk that has multiple formats that show up in 
the menu...I have no idea where I got it from though, whether it is 
registered or unregistered...and I admit, I don't recall that I really have 
ever used it for anything...as a rule, I rarely touch CP/M...I just don't 
understand it...probably having an 80-column screen would have helped...


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ron Mitchell" <rm2892 at gmail.com>
To: "SacNews" <jblenkle at sacnews.net>
Cc: <coladam at adamcon.org>
Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2012 10:04 AM
Subject: Re: [Coladam] ADAM Assembly Programming


I'm with you on this one Joe, but I think it's important to do our "due 
diligence" in each case where we think it appropriate.

Example:

Last night I was looking for a registered copy of 22DISK, software which is 
capable of reading and writing many different formats of CP/M disks - 
including ADAM's.

The unregistered version is available for download all over the place. But 
the list of CP/M disk definitions provided with the package contains only 
one Coleco ADAM format, the original 360K disks. I once had a registered 
copy of 22DISK. Lord knows where it is now, but I know for sure it had 
several more ADAM CP/M formats, including the 1.44 Meg high density format. 
There were, as I recall at least 4 more ADAM CP/M formats. So I went looking 
int the DISKS.DEF file in my package, and sure enough they are there. But 
with the unregistered version of 22DISK, only one choice shows up,  COL1.

Reading a little further, I discovered an interesting article about all 
this. Seems like 22DISK, or at least the registered version, is NOT public 
domain. Check out the link …. it's a rather interesting story.

http://www.retrotechnology.com/herbs_stuff/sydex.html

And we are likely to run across more like it.

However, as they say, sometimes it's better to ask for forgiveness than to 
ask for permission.

Ron





On 2012-02-23, at 8:22 AM, SacNews - Joe Blenkle wrote:

> I'm sorry, but this is exactly why a lot of ADAM information will be lost 
> to
> the ages...
>
> technically you're right...but realistically??? After almost 30 years, the
> Hinkle's probably don't even have copies of these items themselves...does
> anyone even know where they are? Are they even still alive? Do they even
> still have a remote interest in the ADAM?
>
> Maybe I should remove all the newsletters from my ADAM web page. With the
> exception of the HTML'd Expandable Computer News, of which I got 
> permission
> of Darrell Sage's widow to reprint them (out of respect, not out of fear 
> of
> getting sued...she sent me Xmas cards for years after his death)...I did 
> not
> get permission from the original owners to scan or post any of the
> newsletters there.
>
> Again...technically you are right...but it reaches a point where it 
> becomes
> just plain silly...
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Geoff Oltmans" <oltmansg at bellsouth.net>
> To: <drushel at apk.net>
> Cc: <coladam at adamcon.org>
> Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2012 6:14 AM
> Subject: Re: [Coladam] ADAM Assembly Programming
>
>
>> Rich... absolutely it would be vital to get approval from the copyright
>> owners.
>>
>> On Feb 23, 2012, at 7:59 AM, Rich Drushel wrote:
>>
>>>
>>>    However, AFAIK both the "Hackers Guide" books are still in copyright,
>>> and it would at least be nice to have the tacit approval of the authors
>>> to
>>> make these works available in PDF format.  Moreover, there are various
>>> errors in the information which I found over the years, which ideally
>>> should
>>> be corrected.
>>
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