Dan K 100dashsix at
Mon Feb 8 15:01:02 CST 2016

This reminds me that last year when MARCH (Mid-Atlantic Retro
Computing Hobbyists) restored a PDP-8 that had come from a high school
computing club, they dumped the magnetic core memory and found three

1. A program to dump memory contents to paper tape

2. Some common utilities for debugging

3. At address 200 there was a program that had a fatal bug in it, but
had the young high school programmer been successful in fixing it, it
would've printed out the string "COMPUTERS ARE SHIT."


On 2/8/16, Christian Groessler <ccmpcpg at> wrote:
> On 02/07/16 09:31, nico at wrote:
>> I really hate this damned machine
>> I wish that they would sell it
>> it never does quite what I want
>> but only what I tell it
> I'm still working on a "do-what-I-want" program. It's difficult to
> implement...
> But I already have a good idea of the layout of the GUI version:
> Just one big red button in the middle of the window with description "Do
> what I want".
> :-)
> regards,
> chris

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