Octal

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Wed Aug 30 19:13:21 CDT 2006


On Aug 30, 2006, at 8:09 PM, woodelf wrote:
>> It's very useful for counting whilst hanging by your thumbs.
>> Cheers,
>> Chuck
> I need my thumbs to grab bannanas, I hang by my toes. :)
> Did any of the classic computers display in octal 0-7
> rather than 3 lights per digit? Also what was the display
> device?

   The PDP-11/34 comes to mind.  It uses six 7-segment LED displays 
controlled by an i8008 processor.  Some PDP-8/a systems had numeric 
octal displays as well.

          -Dave

--
Dave McGuire
Cape Coral, FL




More information about the cctalk mailing list