This page is to give thanks to the kind people who have donated time, loaned materials, or otherwise helped me in my efforts to understand, document, and archive the information on the Wang computer. In semi-chronological order:
- Susan Battle (nee Thomas)
What more could a guy ask for in a wife and best friend? Intelligence, beauty, humor, kindness, and enduring patience, especially when it comes to my preoccupation with decrepit computers. Susan has let me indulge my child-like (childish?) fascination with old computers, even when it has meant giving over large parts of the house to cobweb ridden boxes of junk.
I love you, Susan!
- Steve Witham
Steve managed to hang onto his Wang 3300 manuals and a 3300 cassette boot tape. Steve scanned his manuals and sent them to me. He also wrote some software to decode that boot tape. With that information, I was able to write a 3300 emulator and get the interpreter running once again, probably the first time 3300 BASIC had run in 25 years.
- Tom Lake
Tom provided a great Extended 3300 BASIC "book", written by Charles P. Burdick. Perhaps even more importantly, Tom gave me a lot of encouragement to continue with the emulator.
- Chris Cummings
Chris was an invaluable source of manuals for my Wang 2200 website, as well has being a human history book on the 2200. In his boxes of Wang documents, he also found a couple 3300 manuals, which he scanned and now appear on this site.
- Willy Spreutels
Willy was kind enough to unearth his very rare (perhaps the last remaining) Wang 3300 system and take photographs of it so people can see what a real specimen looks like.