No such thing as "the PDP" [was RE: Typesafety versus Worse is Better - was Re: Fwd: is there any word processing software for the pdp11?]

Ian S. King isking at
Tue Dec 9 20:04:25 CST 2014

There are artifacts that are good candidates for 'living' restoration, and
those that are candidates for 'preservation' as elements of the historical
record.  Thus do archival science, history and museology intersect, with
somewhat unpredictable results at times.  :-)

On Thu, Dec 4, 2014 at 4:30 PM, Al Kossow <aek at> wrote:

> On 12/4/14 4:25 PM, Eric Smith wrote:
>  CHM does have *a* PDP-1 prototype
> Correct. DEC's original prototype in funky light brown cabinet paint.

Ian S. King, MSIS, MSCS
Ph.D. Candidate
The Information School
University of Washington

An optimist sees a glass half full. A pessimist sees it half empty. An
engineer sees it twice as large as it needs to be.

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