This page is to give thanks to the kind people who have donated time, loaned materials, or otherwise helped me in my efforts to understand, document, and archive the information presented here. In semi-chronological order:
- Susan Battle (nee Thomas)
What more could a guy ask for in a wife and best friend? Intelligence, beauty, humor, kindness, and enduring patience, especially when it comes to my preoccupation with decrepit computers. Susan has let me indulge my child-like (childish?) fascination with old computers, even when it has meant giving over large parts of the house to cobweb ridden boxes of junk.
I love you, Susan!
- Ron Crandall
Ron was an early and long time BTI employee. He generously spent a lot of time answering my dumb questions and filling in much of the BTI story that I didn't know. Nevertheless, I take full credit for all errors on these web pages, as I very likely messed things up as I attempted to edit all the information into a narrative.
- Dave Milton
Dave was one of the designers of the BTI-8000, including the cartridge tape controller (CTC). He was kind enough to supply many design documents which appear on this site.
- Tom Poulter
Tom Poulter is the reason BTI existed and was the force behind its operation from the first day to the last. He graciously gave permission to post the documents and source code listing which appear on this site.
- Ray Smith
Ray is a former customer software support engineer who kindly scanned a number of UP-TIME BTI User newsletter, which appear now on the docs page.
- Andy Wardley
Andy is responsible for creating and maintaining the Template Toolkit. This is a nice open source templating system that makes creating and maintaining the web pages of this site a lot simpler.
- Robert Pilkey
Bob donated a BTI 4000 User's manual, a program listing, and a very funny Reynold's and Reynold's ad. He also wrote up some recollections of his time at R&R and his interactions with BTI.
- Bruce Adams
Bruce shared a scan of his BTI stock grant from 1982.
- David Coyle
David donated a 3-ring binder full of information about BTI and the BTI 8000 in particular.