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Mark Eric Jones
« on: 05:15, 30 March 21 »
Has anybody ever seen an interview with Mark Eric Jones of MEJ software about the CPC?

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Re: Mark Eric Jones
« Reply #1 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
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Re: Mark Eric Jones
« Reply #3 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  for this  ;)
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Re: Mark Eric Jones
« Reply #4 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  for this  ;)

Wow, he must be seriously old if you picked me :D @Shaun M. Neary

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Re: Mark Eric Jones
« Reply #5 on: 21:39, 30 March 21 »
Wow, he must be seriously old if you picked me :D @Shaun M. Neary

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Well, Carpe Diem then, you guys still have some time left to make it happen  :D

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« Reply #6 on: 10:41, 31 March 21 »
Wow, he must be seriously old if you picked me :D @Shaun M. Neary

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Re: Mark Eric Jones
« Reply #7 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...

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Re: Mark Eric Jones
« Reply #8 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/