Changes and Credits

Existing Content
New Content
   2016 – 2019

Existing Content

This website features content from the original Ardent Tool by Louis Ohland. In addition, it includes material from many other PS/2 and MCA-oriented websites. Namely:

Credit for the original content goes to the respective authors listed above. Thank you guys!

Aside from these major contributions, many other pages and resources were merged with the Ardent Tool. You should always find the name of the original author either directly on the page in question, next to the link that leads to it, and/or in the global changelog below.

If you are one of the original authors and you can't find your name anywhere, want to request some edits or content removal, please don't hesitate to contact us.

All direct email links present on these pages were either removed or replaced by an email form to avoid spam and email address harvesting. If you want to contact one of the original authors, please use the link that points to their website and look for contact information there, or contact us and we will point you in the right direction (if possible).

The website also contains various documents - such as technical references, brochures, patents, articles from various computer magazines, etc. Authors of these materials are either named explicitly on the page from where they can be accessed and/or are named directly in the material itself.

New Content

The MAD Edition also features a large amount of new content created by me - Tomáš Slavotínek. This includes technical explanations, tutorials, various text notes, board outlines (TS signature), schematics and other illustrations, pinouts, reverse-engineering and measurement results, hardware modifications, and more.

Many of the pre-existing pages from Louis Ohland and other authors were modified, moved, merged, or separated. Page changes range from simple typo corrections to complete overhauls. Some of the illustrations, tables, and other content were completely reworked. The main index and most sub-index pages were redesigned from a scratch to make navigation easier.

Despite all these changes we are trying to keep all existing external links alive by adding redirects and/or rewrite rules where needed. This includes links pointed to the original location of the Ardent Tool on Kevin Bowling's server.



18 Jan 2022 – 20 Jan 2022

13 Jan 2022 – 17 Jan 2022

   [1] Photos and ROM images by David Beem
   [2] Outlines and parts ID by Tomáš Slavotínek

10 Jan 2022 – 11 Jan 2022

  • Bull Micral 500 - added specs and system unit photos [1], other minor tweaks
  • History of the MAD Edition - added screenshots, minor edits
  • Added navigation metadata to all "About" pages
  • Other minor changes

   [1] Photos from Stefan Lemanski

07 Jan 2022 – 08 Jan 2022

   [1] Photos and ROM dumps by Stefan Lemanski
   [2] Outlines and parts lists by Tomáš Slavotínek
   [3] Photos from

03 Jan 2022

01 Jan 2022

   [1] Original pages from ThinkPad picture book (Japanese)
   [2] Scans from ThinkPad Love - Catalog Warehouse (Japanese)
   [3] Outlines and parts lists by Tomáš Slavotínek
   [4] ROM dumps by David Beem
   [5] Photos from Amazon (edited)
   [6] Photos by Tomáš Slavotínek
   [7] Photos by Christian Holzapfel


Archived 2021 changelog HERE.


Archived 2020 changelog HERE.

2016 – 2019

Archived 2016 – 2019 changelog HERE.

Content created and/or collected by:
Louis Ohland, Peter Wendt, William Walsh, David Beem, Tatsuo Sunagawa, Jim Shorney, Tim Clarke, Kevin Bowling, Tomáš Slavotínek, and many others.

Ardent Tool of Capitalism - MAD Edition! is maintained by Tomáš Slavotínek.
Last update: 20 Jan 2022 - Changes & Credits | Legal Info & Contact