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Title: Mark Eric Jones
Post by: kolleykibber on 05:15, 30 March 21
Has anybody ever seen an interview with Mark Eric Jones of MEJ software about the CPC?
Title: Re: Mark Eric Jones
Post by: VintageAdvantage on 07:22, 30 March 21
Unfortunately not. I would be really interested in reading this too. He is the "real brain" behind the CPC... together with Locomotive Software. IMHO Roland Perry did a great job as a manager, but he didn't design the machine (well, maybe its shell with the keyboard and datacorder and so  on -  but the motherboard came later). So he can be the mother of the CPC  :D
There are a few quotes from MEJ in the Alan Sugar book though:

E.g., Page 125: "It was sufficiently close to impossible to do in that time scale that it was a very exciting challenge", Mej remembers.

https://ch.linkedin.com/in/markericjones (https://ch.linkedin.com/in/markericjones)
Title: Re: Mark Eric Jones
Post by: Gryzor on 09:42, 30 March 21
https://ch.linkedin.com/in/markericjones

Ah he's still active...
Title: Re: Mark Eric Jones
Post by: VintageAdvantage on 18:01, 30 March 21
Ah he's still active...
Somebody from the CPC community should approach him for an interview... ideally that person should be a hardware guy too and speak English natively, and be of similar age and status in the community. I am volunteering @Bryce (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=225)  for this  ;)
Title: Re: Mark Eric Jones
Post by: Bryce on 20:07, 30 March 21
Somebody from the CPC community should approach him for an interview... ideally that person should be a hardware guy too and speak English natively, and be of similar age and status in the community. I am volunteering @Bryce (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=225)  for this  ;)

Wow, he must be seriously old if you picked me :D @Shaun M. Neary (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=728)

Bryce.
Title: Re: Mark Eric Jones
Post by: VintageAdvantage on 21:39, 30 March 21
Wow, he must be seriously old if you picked me :D @Shaun M. Neary (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=728)

Bryce.
Well, Carpe Diem then, you guys still have some time left to make it happen  :D
Title: Re: Mark Eric Jones
Post by: Shaun M. Neary on 10:41, 31 March 21
Wow, he must be seriously old if you picked me :D @Shaun M. Neary (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=728)

Bryce.


I'll be deeply hurt if I'm not invited to the wedding!
Title: Re: Mark Eric Jones
Post by: eto on 18:01, 31 March 21
Has anybody ever seen an interview with Mark Eric Jones of MEJ software about the CPC?

that would be really interesting!

And one with the guy who did the Plus...
Title: Re: Mark Eric Jones
Post by: kolleykibber on 01:21, 01 April 21
The 2014 interview from the Register is the most info I've found, mentions Roger Hurrey who did the gate array also.


https://www.theregister.com/2014/02/12/archaeologic_amstrad_cpc_464/ (https://www.theregister.com/2014/02/12/archaeologic_amstrad_cpc_464/)