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Mon Jul 2 00:10:33 CDT 2007
From: "Ethan Dicks" <ethan.dicks at gmail.com>
> On 7/1/07, woodelf wrote:
>> Dave McGuire wrote:
>> >>> http://www.dvq.com/ads/dec_sa_4_68.jpg
>> >>> what is the piece of equipment that is in the third row from the
>> >>> left,
>> >>> second one down? It looks like a mini computer built into a table,
>> > It is a PDP-8/S.
>> I've only known the rack mount version.I stand corrected.
>> > -Dave
> I've seen pictures of the racked version, I have a square table-top
> version (black cover, approximately the same size as a table-top -8/e,
> but I've never seen the pedestal -8/S before. I know how the switches
> can be angled like that - unlike the -8/e or even the -8/i and -8/L,
> the -8/S has two boards for its front panel - one is a stubble board
> with the switches on it, then the board for the lights occupies row
> two, then hangs over the top of the switch board in row one. It's not
> difficult to imagine them making a modified switch board with the
> switches parallel to the backplane instead of perpendicular.
> Has anyone ever seen one of those in person? I'm kinda wondering if
> they ever sold any or just mocked it up for the brochure.
I still think it's the 8/i, not the 8/S. Compare with:
FWIW, the 8/i also has the switches on a separate board from the
lights, making it fairly easy to mount them at an angle like that.
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