OT-ish: Build-it stuff
bfranchuk at jetnet.ab.ca
Sun Jun 11 15:13:51 CDT 2006
Don Y wrote:
> *Why* aren't people interested in this sort of thing?
> - lack of interest (i.e. PDP8? what's *that*??)
> - lack of collector appeal ("Ah, but it's not a REAL '8!")
> - lack of space ("Hand me a shovel; I'm digging a sub-basement")
> - lack of CASH (<frown>)
> - lack of skills ("Now, *which* end of the iron do I hold??")
> - lack of time ("Honey, little Bobby set himself on fire, again.
> Can you please put it out?")
> I obviously have a good idea what the reasons COULD be.
> But, I'm curious as to what they REALLY are!
All of the above. :)
The main reason I did not look closely at the SBC6120
is the fact that I did not realise that you had IDE
drivers to boot a OS. Having used a real PDP-8 and a TTY
I think PDP == PAPER TAPE and don't have both fun items
the TTY or the READER/PUNCH.
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