Completely On-Topic RT-11 DOCs (Massively Off-topic Re: possible dec equipment)
Jerome H. Fine
jhfinexgs2 at compsys.to
Mon Apr 4 15:16:16 CDT 2005
John Lawson wrote:
> >On Mon, 4 Apr 2005, Jerome H. Fine wrote:
>> weighs 49 lb. including the 13 medium size binders.
>> So what was the additional 50 lb. since the DOC
> You bored, Jerry?
> There was *much* other doc, peripherals sets, programming manuals, the
> usual Stuff that accumulates over time on the shelves of someone
> heavily involved with the day-to-day running of a PDP11 system.
> We weighed it on a scale, of course - it was in excess of 100 pounds
> all-up - I'd have to dig out the logbook for that year where I
> recorded the actual wieght - because that, like picking up a
> passenger, has a bearing on the flight charcteristics (weight and
> balance calcs) and thus one's safety.
Jerome Fine replies:
I think that 49 lb. of DOC set for RT-11 is more than
enough - although having seen a grey wall for VMS
I am more than astounded - does anyone have the
weight for the VMS DOC set?
As for being bored, absolutely not. I just wanted to
make sure that anyone who read your post had the
And I do appreciate the extra detail. I would assume
that is actually a small collection - I think my shelves
hold over a thousand pounds of documentation -
most are either RT-11 or hardware DOCs. But this
is not a contest as to the maximum size or weight, so
everyone please do NOT reply that your collection
is larger unless you have a documentation collection
(hardware not accepted as a portion) that is at least
a hundred times as larger or a hundred thousand
> But hey, thanks for calling me out on this one....
Just trying to be sure that hobby RT-11
users are not scared away. The last thing
I might have thought about was calling
you out! It never even crossed my mind
as a possibility.
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