using new technology on old machines. Was: PDP-12 Restoration at the RICM

Pontus Pihlgren pontus at Update.UU.SE
Mon Jun 15 15:53:33 CDT 2015

On Mon, Jun 15, 2015 at 04:53:01PM +0000, tony duell wrote:
> > I also think it is in the spirit of the computer - using what is available
> > to fix a problem at hand. I think the arduino was overkill when an attiny
> > (smaller, easier to hide) would probably serve just as well.
> Would you put plastic handles on a piecc of antique furniture? Would you 
> make the seatboard for an antique longcase clock from MDF? 
> Both are easily reversable, BTW.

No but I would put an electric heater in a steam engine if it meant 
restoration would progress faster.

(yes, feel free to lecture me how big that heater would have to be...)


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