DEC handbooks at LA estate sale

Ian S. King isking at
Fri Feb 27 13:57:13 CST 2015

 I believe the PDP-1 used a Flexowriter.  I suspect DEC would have used an
IBM product over Ken Olsen's dead body.  :-)

On Fri, Feb 27, 2015 at 12:27 AM, Pontus Pihlgren <pontus at>

> That IBM typewriter on picture 347 looks like something more than just a
> typwriter, could it be a terminal? Like the one on a PDP-1?
> /P
> On Thu, Feb 26, 2015 at 11:39:58PM -0800, Brendan Shanks wrote:
> > Just a heads up for anyone around Los Angeles, I was browsing some local
> estate sale listings and saw one that had a big collection of DEC handbooks
> from the late-70s/80s: logic, software, microcomputer, peripherals, VAX
> software source book, VAX Architecture/Hardware/Software.
> >
> >
> > It’s the last two pictures at:
> <
> >
> >
> > Brendan

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

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