VAX-11/750 registry (Was: Reviving a VAX-11/750)

Mark J. Blair nf6x at
Wed Jul 8 11:01:24 CDT 2015

> On Jul 8, 2015, at 08:34, Toby Thain <toby at> wrote:
> Plus I'm guessing (admittedly) that the Really Big VAX racks don't have castors either?

The VAX-11/780 has casters. Back in college, a friend and I pushed a decommissioned 11/780 out of the computer room and into our boss's tiny office while he was out on vacation. We powered up a few blowers and added a hard-copy terminal with some text on the paper to make it look like we were trying to boot the machine. I wish I was on shift to see his face when he arrived the next morning. I was told that his wide-eyed reaction was "... and it's RUNNING?!"

Another boss later got the same treatment with a TU77 drive. Good times, good times.

Mark J. Blair, NF6X <nf6x at>

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