bruce at Wild-Hare.com
Tue Jan 20 11:31:57 CST 2009
Both pictures of the pedestal-mount PDP-8/I were taken from my
www.NovasAreForever.com web site, and are from a DEC brochure that
introduced the PDP-8/i in 1968. I scanned the brochure after it received
water/sewage damage, but had to tear out some of the front paper as it too
damaged to be retained. (That is why the bottom right is ragged.)
I have asked numerous DEC people if they have seen this marketing design,
and nobody that I have talked to has seen one.
Data General had a similar "pedestal mounted" Nova - which won an industrial
design award. Only two were made for the marketing department, and neither
have been seen since 1969. I keep searching, however. <sigh>
Wild Hare Computer Systems, Inc.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Pontus Pihlgren" <pontus at Update.UU.SE>
To: <cctech at classiccmp.org>
Sent: Tuesday, January 20, 2009 06:23 AM
Subject: Re: Odd PDP-8/I
>I sort of found an answer here. The pedestal version is mentioned in
> the pdp-8 faq:
> Also there are pictures in the maintenance manual:
> Was this part of DEC marketing the PDP-8 as cute? it sure is :)
> The question remains though, has anyone seen it in the wild? What was it
> used for?
> On Tue, Jan 20, 2009 at 01:44:08PM +0100, Pontus Pihlgren wrote:
>> In one of the computer clubs books there is a drawn picture of an odd
>> PDP-8/I. A bit of googling gave this:
>> (Same picture, but bigger: )
>> Has anyone seen it in the wild, its a pretty wierd form factor, reminds
>> me about the H316 Kitchen computer.
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