Today June 24 2015 it's about 35 years ago (summer 1980) I went to a store to buy a computer to write a chess program. I could not imagine what started as a hobby would change the course of my life.
The computer was a TRS-80 and for the money (2600 dutch guillders, aprox. 3000 euro nowadays) I got:
- Processor Z80 running at 1.77 Mhz (about 5000 times slower than nowadays average PC).
- 16 Kb memory (about 200,000 times less than nowadays average PC).
- Casette recorder for storage. No harddisk, USB stick, not even a floppy drive those days, saving a souce file of 10-12 Kb took about 15 minutes.
Not an ideal starting point, but from one thing came another.
This website is a summary of REBEL products in chronical order basically divided into 4 sections:
- The Dedicated area of the 80's, Fidelity, Mephisto, Novag, Saitek etc.
- The MSDOS area of the 90's.
- The ChessMachine of the 90's.
- Transporting REBEL as ProDeo as an engine runing under different interfaces in 2003/4 and beyond.