Restoring IBM (was: Age)
eric at brouhaha.com
Tue Mar 1 12:32:36 CST 2005
> The Computer History Museum in Mountain View CA USA has a 360/30. I hope
> we can restore it someday.
> IBM. Tough stuff.
> Why is restoring IBM stuff so tough ?
Suppose we try to restore the 360/30, and one of the hybrid SLT
modules is bad. Where do you suppose we'll find a replacement? Most
likely we would have to try to fabricate one, assuming that we could
find or reverse-engineer a schematic for the particular module.
By comparison, restoring a machine like a PDP-1 is a piece of cake,
because all of the components are readily visible.
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