Front Panel Update

Johnny Billquist bqt at
Tue Jun 9 16:46:29 CDT 2015

On 2015-06-09 23:15, tony duell wrote:
>>> DEC was very keen on its OEM business and if the order was big enough would allow some variation in
>>> colours but would not allow the dec logo to be removed or changed.
>> I’m not sure if that’s completely true.  I remember a PDP11 (11/45 probably) at the University of Illinois, around
> I am pretty sure I once saw a PDP8/e which was absolutely normal internally, but where the front panel was
> green (as were the switch handles) and it was badged 'Varian'. I don't remember a Digital logo on the
> front anywhere.

WTF? Varian was a competitor of DEC. They made minis themselves. Sounds 
extremely strange that one would take a DEC mini, and put a Varian badge 
on it. Did someone try to make a joke?


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