Who was who, back in 1984 :-
- Geoff Boyd - Most senior hardware engineer,
probably designed most of the MTX computer and related peripherals.
When the MTX home computer business folded, he took it over and changed
the Memotech business to one which designed, manufactured and sold
He since moved the business to the US.
- Robert Branton - Most senior software engineer.
- Steve Marchant - designer of the SM1 computer, 80 column card,
- Chris Marvell - designer of the HRX
- The Fateh family - They probably owned and ran the Memotech company,
certainly from around the beginning of the MTX home computer project,
and the building of the factory in Witney.
I negotiated my first game royalty deal (the princely sum of 1 GBP
per copy sold) with Mark Fateh, and promptly sold a few hundred.
- Ed Hollingshead - Ran Continental Software.
Wrote Blobbo and Toado.
- Tony Brewer - a talented contract programmer.
He wrote Silicon Disc drivers, cassette loaders/savers,
speech recording and playback software.
Also wrote the "Speculator".
I learned a lot from his code.
- Jim Wills - Ran Megastar Games, helped write some games.
- Chris Sawyer - I met him when he visited Megastar Games, which was
headquartered at the Witney Memotech building.
He wrote Mission Omega, Sepulcri Sclerati, Qogo and various others.
Went on to work on the amazingly successful Rollercoaster Tycoon game.
- David Fazackerley - author of Reversi and MTX CP/M related
software, such as drivers.
- Keith Clatworthy - wrote Tapeworm and Towers of Hanoi.
- Andy Southgate - wrote Obliteration Zone and others.
- Anne Selene Fiko - part of Norbit Elektronikk in Norway,
who made an I/O extender called
- Andy Key - games and Video Wall developer.
Worked for Continental Software.
- ... many others, but it was a long time ago
People who've done interesting Memotech related things over the years :-
- Per Persson - author of the
- Bemmu Sepponen - author of the MtXemu Memotech Emulator
(a port of MacTX to Windows).
Nowadays, whos who, and what their involvement is :-
- Jim Wills -
maintainer of the
MEMOTECH MTX COMPUTER website,
Memotech collector, tape sampling, etc..
- Paul Daniels - tape to
.mtx file conversion,
Memotech floppy disk decoding, creation of a Gamebase for MTX, etc...
- Lez Anderson - contributor of electronic components and advice
supporting my Memotech related hardware projects.
- Mike Rudkin - interested in attaching IDE to MTX.
- Claus Bækkel -
maintainer of the MTX World website,
provider of MEMORUM forum,
game disassembly and porting.
- William Brendling - provided various listings
contributed lots of code to MEMU,
developed hardware for the MTX,
and has even ported MEMU to Raspberry Pi.
- Jan-Willem Ooiman - has FDX (with no 5.25" boot disk).
- Marco Virginio - has Memotech Business/2 system.
- Dave Stevenson - has a Memotech
and has built the third known REMEMOTECH as described
- Martin Allcorn - develops hardware and software for the MTX,
- Peter Kretschmar - has a Memotech
has MTXs and Video Wall hardware,
and has done some serious hardware customisations to MTXs.
- Andy Key -
maintainer of this website,
author of MEMU, REMEMOTECH, REMEMOrizer and other projects.
Let me know if I've missed you out, or your contribution.
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