F*ck a f*cking duck
cclist at sydex.com
Thu Apr 27 19:41:27 CDT 2006
On 4/27/2006 at 4:42 PM jim stephens wrote:
>There was also an idle loop for the CDC 6800 (or 6700) that put a cdc
>"C" up in the front panel lights while idle.
Might you be thinking of a 3800? The 6000 series didn't have no
blinkenlights whatever (at least none that you could see without opening
the system up). Heck, without the power indicator on the tape drives, if
there was no display up, there was no easy way to tell if the system was
even powered up. Actually, reading rather mundane things like the program
counter after the system crashed required a friendly CE with a 'scope.
Blinkenlights were SO quaint....
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