PDP-8 /e/f/m memory

Allison ajp166 at bellatlantic.net
Wed Aug 16 18:33:07 CDT 2006

>Subject: Re: PDP-8 /e/f/m memory
>   From: ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk (Tony Duell)
>   Date: Wed, 16 Aug 2006 22:54:51 +0100 (BST)
>     To: cctalk at classiccmp.org
>> Of 75 emails this morning, 44 (including 4 of mine) were on the subject of
>> PDP-8 memory.  From those only two provided any information on the subject.
>> A few were well off track.   Signal to noise -13db!  In any other media
>> that far down in the noise would be an unreadable signal.
>Oh come on....
>Firstly, this is, as I am sure you agree, not a list to provide answers 
>to members questions. It's a discussion list. So of course topics are 
>going to drift (alas they sometimes drift too far in odd directions, and 
>I'll admit to causing that sometimes)

Indeed!  Most of those emails were thread drift.

>Secondly, we don't know what you know. Both in the sense that you are a 
>very experienced hacker, and have more knowledge on many subjects than 
>the rest of us. And in the sense that even if we both know something, I 
>don't know that you know it. So of course there'll be messages that 
>'state the obvious'.

Very experienced hacker and professional engineer.  

>And finally, if somebody makes a statement that you believe to be in 
>error it is, I think, sensible to explain why you think it's wrong. That 
>way we all learn something.

If it were only that.

I thought the avalanche if posts on the subject vaguely curious and 
somewhat funny.


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