Sold on eBay: Convergent Technologies S/50 a.k.a. Unix PC, AT&T 3B1 Unix Workstation
tsg at bonedaddy.net
Mon Jan 15 08:31:51 CST 2018
Thank you, I've been looking for 3b1s and 3b2s for a while.
I plan to eventually be able to image the disks and scan the documentation.
It will however take a while to get to that point.
I'm open to loaning media and manuals to someone who can get that done
quicker (I'm in southern NH.)
I'm also happy to open up the machine and do what I can to help identify
differences though I don't have a "regular" 3b1 to compare against
myself (I'd love one and any 3b2s I could get my hands on as well.)
You or anyone else should please feel free to stay in contact with me
either on list or off.
On 1/14/2018 9:05 PM, AJ Palmgren wrote:
> Todd, thanks so much for sharing, and I'm thrilled to know that a
> member of this community is where it's going.
> May I ask, what are your plans for archival of the included disks and
> manuals, if any?
> I'd also be quite curious to see if there are any internal circuit
> differences between that machine and a "regular AT&T 3b1. If you ever
> open it up, I'd love to see/hear about that.
> I've put a fair amount of effort into preserving Convergent-branded OS
> and programs, particularly from this era, solely out of personal
> interest. Mostly for the MightyFrame, but my journey had to start
> with the AT&T UNIX PC first, as that had the larger "still available"
> user group for learning & support before I could revers-engineer how
> to get a MightyFrame to boot.
> Anyway, I would really love to see those software/manual sets be
> preserved in a bitsavers.org <http://bitsavers.org> / archive.org
> <http://archive.org> fashion, and if there is anything that I might be
> able to do to assist in that effort, I'd love to volunteer.
> My site for preserving this area of Convergent software and equipment
> is at http://MightyFrame.com
> Please let me know how I might help, in any way.
> Thanks so much!
> On Sun, Jan 14, 2018 at 8:26 AM, Todd Goodman <tsg at bonedaddy.net
> <mailto:tsg at bonedaddy.net>> wrote:
> Hi AJ (and list),
> I got that one.
> On 1/13/2018 10:02 PM, AJ Palmgren via cctalk wrote:
> I'm just wondering if anybody here did (or knows who) bought
> this one.
> Even though these were all manufactured by Convergent
> Technologies, this
> one is actually BRANDED by Convergent, as their model S/50.
> And there's software included here. I tried to buy myself, but
> just missed
> I'd really like to connect with the buyer here, to see if we
> can do a more
> expansive documentation project on this machine, as well as an
> archival of
> the software that was included.
> As far as I know, this is the only Convergent S/50 I've ever
> seen that has
> survived, especially with all the CONVERGENT software and
> manuals (vs the
> AT&T ones)!
> AJ Palmgren
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