PDP-8 /e/f/m memory

vrs vrs at msn.com
Tue Aug 15 00:14:23 CDT 2006

From: "woodelf" <bfranchuk at jetnet.ab.ca>
> Other than boot strap loaders I can't think where
> non - volatile memory on the 8 is needed.

It is pretty much an essential feature if you don't have 
block-replaceable media of some kind to boot from.  Maybe 
everyone is hiding block-replaceable media in their terminal 
(PC) these days?

I you have a working block device and boot card, then it is 
just a luxury :-).


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