Oldest operational computer was Re: cctalk Digest, Vol 54, Issue
wdonzelli at gmail.com
Thu Feb 14 15:15:06 CST 2008
> So are you saying that by the time you've tested enough components to make the
> thing work, the first components tested have already started to fail (and by
> implication, that early tubes would fail very quickly even when not being
> actively used)?
> Or just that the early tubes would fail so often that replacement would be
> constant, with nothing left over for actual operational time?
> Given that we're talking digital logic here, I would have expected that it's
> reasonably easy to test whether a particular tube will perform in a digital
> environment, just not how long it'll stay operational.
Any triode will work in a digital fashion.
> But yes, we need the OP to give us a few more guidelines as to where the
> boundaries are, as "1900-era materials and modern knowledge" covers way too
> much ground.
Modern knowledge of computer architecture only, perhaps.
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