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December 4, 2016

The site was updated with some recollections of BTI engineer Eric Schmidt and early BTI 5000 customer Don Fry.

July 16, 2016

Bob Pilkey, former employee of Reynolds & Reynolds, was kind enough to write up some of his memories of his interactions with BTI back when R&R was BTI's lifeblood.

April 19, 2016

Bob Pilkey, a former Reynolds and Reynolds hand, has added three great contributions to the website.

December 21, 2014

I've added a few war stories from a new contributor, Steve Sowder.

September 1, 2014

I've modernized the site coding to use some HTML5 tags. This shouldn't have any visual effect.

February 9, 2013

Ron Crandall has rewritten/revised the BTI 8000 history timeline, and made a handful of other scattered corrections on the same page.

I updated the people of BTI page with Keith Lobert, and a few other names he remembered. If anybody can remember the names and details of other employees, let me know so I can add them too.

July 27, 2012

Ray Smith has added more to his stories page.

January 18, 2012

I've added three new people to the stories page, specifically, Ron Crandall, Ray Smith, and Mike Tuccinardi.

If you enjoy reading them, please write up your own (text, .doc, .rtf, .odf, etc) and I'll HTML-ify it.

December 11, 2011

I added a bunch of UP-TIME user newsletters, courtesy of ex-BTI Customer Software Support engineer Ray Smith. Uptime was written by a BTI customer to facility communication with other BTI customers. Ray also contributed an article he wrote demonstrating how to make low level XREQ calls from Pascal.

Added a few more entries to the people page.


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November 29, 2009

Web site goes online.

January 31, 2009

Web site started

For a few years I have been trying to online resources for information on the company BTI Computer Systems, and the BTI 8000 computer in particular. Very little has been available. Numerous blind emails to people who might have been connected to BTI has turned up a few tidbits, but not much substantial.

This website was started to put together the bits I had, in the hopes that it might draw the attention of someone who did have old brochures, manuals, or OS backup tapes in the bottom of a closet somewhere.