Predicta?! -> philco computers

Roy J. Tellason rtellason at
Fri Oct 19 14:59:43 CDT 2007

On Friday 19 October 2007 15:46, Chuck Guzis wrote:
> On 19 Oct 2007 at 12:37, Brent Hilpert wrote:
> > I'm not familiar with what happened to the computer division with the
> > demise of Philco but it could be interesting to speculate as to what
> > would have happened to Philco computers if the Predicta hadn't killed the
> > company.
> I've got a core plane stitting in my desk drawer from what I was told
> was a Philco computer.  Biggish (visible with the naked eye) core;
> maybe 2K bits on the plane.

I remember years back when some of the surplus places were selling core planes 
and such,  I think that they actually figured that some hobbyist was gonna 
get them functional,  or something.  Way more of a challenge than I wanted to 
take on,  for sure.

I've thought much recently that it'd be cool to have one,  just to have it 
hanging on the wall or something.  :-)

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ablest -- form of life in this section of space,  a critter that can
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