Details about IBM's early 'scientific' computers
elson at pico-systems.com
Thu Nov 16 10:43:02 CST 2017
On 11/15/2017 10:11 PM, Brian L. Stuart via cctalk wrote:
> On Wed, 11/15/17, Jon Elson via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
>> PDP-5 and LINC certainly fit that requirement.
> Funny the LINC should come up tonight. Earlier this evening
> I went to a talk given by Mary Allen Wilkes who was the
> developer of the system software for the LINC. She had one
> in her parents' house around the 1965 timeframe. Here's
> a pic of her with that machine.
> Hard not to call the LINC "personal" in that context.
Oh, wow! I had no idea she was still around! We had a
memorial service for Wesley Clark about a year ago, he did
most of the design of the LINC. The LINC was pretty
revolutionary for user interface on a small, 12-bit computer.
You got a 5" oscilloscope screen with about 12 short lines
of characters to edit, see the file directory, etc. It
could also be used to display graphs.
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