What's the rarest or most unusual computer-related item do you own? [Tek 4132]

geneb geneb at deltasoft.com
Wed Jan 18 12:45:29 CST 2017

On Wed, 18 Jan 2017, Jon Elson wrote:

> Conductron-Missouri was an outfit that may have been started by ex-McDonnell 
> people, and did a large portion of their business supplying electronic 
> systems to McDonnell.  It was later bought by McDonnell, and became McDonnell 
> Douglas Electronics Co.
Ahh, ok.

> Wow, kind of surprised they were concerned about that.  Especially a 727 sim, 
> who the heck is still flying THOSE??
They're pretty common in South America and some 3rd world countries.  I 
suspect it was 90% Boeing being a dick and 10% because they could.

> A friend of mine got 4 mirrors out of Vital II sims, and has one on a large 
> X-Y display.  He wrote a sim program that ran on a Data General Nova clone 
> (he built it himself, not a commercial clone). It is no longer working, some 
> stuff went up in smoke last time he turned it on.  But, would be great to put 
> a giant LCD monitor on those mirrors and use it with FlightGear.

It would be interesting to try if nothing else.  The LCD may not throw 
enough light out to make it readable in a WAC.  Not sure.


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