Thinking about acquiring PDP stuff
jnc at mercury.lcs.mit.edu
Wed Nov 30 11:07:57 CST 2016
> From: Brad H
> So I wondered what PDP guys did to keep interested and how much they
> actually used the machine over the course of, say, a year.
Well, I have to get all mine running first... ;-) Seriously, though, I'm
looking at several years of work to get them all running. (And there are also
various peripherals to do, like tape drives, etc.)
And then there's the project Dave B and I have to creat new blinkenlitz
panels (not to mention SD-card based mass storage to replace those cranky old
disk drives for every-day running, the original purpose before the
blinkenkraze hit us :-) for the PDP-11's...
Seriously, though, like all hobbies, it's primarily to amuse me, not to
create anything useful. And it's _very_ successful at that.
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