using new technology on old machines

tony duell ard at
Tue Jun 16 10:58:51 CDT 2015

> >
> > I find it odd that people want to have a lights-and-switches panel, but are prepared to totally
> > adulterate the hardware of the machine that drives it.
> Are you honestly suggesting that I should rebuild a PDP-11/70
> from things I have in my partsbin?

You have to admit it would be an interesting and educational project :-)

> 'cause that is what it sounds like.

No, not really. If you have a front panel from an otherwise non-existant machine then
it makes sense to drive it any way you can. I was thinking more of the PDP12 that started


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