Reproducing old machines with newer technology (Re: PDP-12 at the RICM)

Jay Jaeger cube1 at
Tue Jul 14 19:04:03 CDT 2015

Sometimes it is fun to be a relative expert on an obscure branch of
knowledge that few people are even aware of.

I worked on one when I was a student, as an operator, programmer and
systems programmer.  Tweaked its FORTRAN compiler to spit out text error
messages instead of just error codes.  The FE trusted me to swap out
Selectrics, including plugging their paddle cards into the SMS slot on
the console.  It was my first "real" job.

If it were not for me with assistance from Paul Pierce, this tape (and a
couple of others also on Paul's site) probably would not have been
recovered, and the software for this machine would be lost to most folks:

On 7/14/2015 6:30 PM, William Donzelli wrote:
>> The 1130 is more modern than the machines I am interested in.  While
>> there are still several 1401's our there in the wild I am aware of no
>> IBM 1410's anywhere, unless IBM has one squirreled away somewhere.
> OK, I am curious. Why the love for the 1410?
> I do not know of any, either.
> --
> Will

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