IBM 1130 arrived from Austria

Brad Parker brad at heeltoe.com
Tue Nov 29 16:36:27 CST 2005


"Chuck Guzis" wrote:
>
>I didn't spend that much time on the 1130 (8K models were sort of limited),
>but I do remember the Selectric console typewriter and the 2315 cartridge
>drive--and a very small instruction set that one could learn in an
>afternoon.

I have to say I loved working on the 1130.  Everything said before seems
true, but it was fun to use as a user.

I loved to hear the 27 pass EMU fortran compiler grind away as it compiled.

And I loved to hog the machine all to my self, install the APL typeball
and tap away...

and the fortran abends could be heard far down the hall as the row of
stars was printed - "ka *chunk* bah bah bah bah bah kah *chunk*"

I guess at the time (with 4k pdp-8's), 8k seemed reasonable.

I will say, however, that when the pdp-11 arrived I was smitten :-)

-brad



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