[Coco] Interviewing the 6809 Engineer

Arthur Flexser flexser at fiu.edu
Sat Jun 15 00:32:12 EDT 2019

Another question I have is to what extent, if any, Mr. Ritter (?) has had
any awareness of developments regarding the CoCo world, presumably (I would
imagine) the largest community of 6809 developers.  Does he have any
opinions regarding OS-9/NitrOS-9?  Was this the sort of operating system he
envisioned as taking full advantage of the the capabilities built into the


On Fri, Jun 14, 2019 at 11:04 PM Carlos Camacho <idevgames at gmail.com> wrote:

> I contacted the Motorola engineer of the 6809 (see the wonderful article in
> Byte magazine MANY years back). He also worked on the 6847. So two of the
> more important chips in our beloved CoCo! (Oh, he also worked on the 6845).
> I started to ask some questions and thus far, his replies are so
> interesting! You know the story is going to be great when it starts off
> with "The 6809 project was a typical bureaucratic nightmare."
> I asked for submission of questions over on the 6809 Facebook group. If
> you're not on Facebook, email them to me directly. Originally I was trying
> to setup an interview for the CoCoCrew but he prefers to answer by emails.
> Cheers,
> Carlos Camacho
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