PDP-8 /e/f/m memory
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
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