John Wilson wilson at dbit.com
Sat Jun 13 09:12:26 CDT 2015

On Sat, Jun 13, 2015 at 04:41:26AM -0400, COURYHOUSE at aol.com wrote:
>John - Ref  your  8S below -  Happy to  add  this  to the  list. 
>any other  good  background info as to prior users   etc?
>yes  if  you can get the S/N  will add that.

Will do on next visit.  Dunno about past user (IIRC it has a DEC paper
tape rig and some kind of homemade peripheral built onto a PT08 backplane).
It came with a PDP-8/A system which also had some weird non-DEC I/O
(my hazy memory says some kind of three-axis input with thumbwheels,
but at least the disk is just an M8357/RX01).

>something totally off topic  from the 8S  machines   there are   some   
>trs80 radio shack things that are huge like the MODEL 2 was but these were
>later and  had a 3  number designator ?  there are many as I remember  one 
>will be  kept  another kept  for offsite displays  but  the  others  will 

I don't remember anything beyond the II/12/16 series, but no one tells
me anything.

Re theft:  yeah there's no way a random house burglar would bother
deinstalling something that size and then fence a machine where we
just made a list of every surviving instance in the world.  But ...
we aren't talking about random house burglars ... (squints and glances
suspiciously around the room :-).

John Wilson
D Bit

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