An Open Source 8-Bit Computer to Save the World
Jul 18, 2010, 07:09 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Miguel Hernandez)
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"At a recent local LUG I regularly attend, Braddock Gaskill gave
a wonderful presentation on an open source 8-bit computer he had
created. This was his first public debut of the device and every
person in attendance was enthralled. Later, we met over coffee
since I wanted to let him know (and ask if it was ok) that I
thought his device would make for a great piece for Linux Journal.
Braddock agreed and we started to chat about both the Humane Reader
& Humane PC.
"The goal of the project was to create an extendable, hackable
8-bit general computing platform, designed for both hobbyists and
developing nations, that can be displayed on televisions. The
Humane Reader can be used as an ebook reader and comes with a 2GB
SD card where you can put about 5000 ebooks or, roughly, the entire
contents of Wikipedia."