Anyone have a valid address for Jim Willing?

Zane H. Healy healyzh at aracnet.com
Wed Jul 15 16:05:37 CDT 2009


For that matter does anyone have recent news on Jim?  Last I heard his one
son was selling a PDP-11 of some sort on eBay, but I think that was a year
or so ago.

Zane



On Wed, 15 Jul 2009, Ethan Dicks wrote:

> Hi, all,
>
> I was searching Google Images for pictures of the blank filler panel
> brackets (the discussion earlier this week) and ran across an image on
> Jim's site of a "CompuServe Node Board".  I know a little bit about
> them (perhaps not as much as some on this list) and wanted to pass
> some info to him from my own experiences (I happen to have a tri-node
> chassis, but no CompuServe-made boards).  My attempts to write him
> directly bounced.
>
> Basically, I wanted to tell him, yes, they are Qbus boards, yes, they
> are longer than standard DEC boards (longer than "extended length"),
> and at some point prior to 2003, they made 486-based Qbus boards and
> must have ported their PDP-11-based network transport software to
> Intel.
>
> Does anyone know what types of boards CompuServe might have made for
> the "newer" nodes (besides serial boards and Intel CPU boards)?
>
> Thanks,
>
> -ethan
>



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