Real Old School Programming (was: Re: Where to buy a Selectric?)
Jim Isbell, W5JAI
jim.isbell at gmail.com
Sun Jan 1 14:56:24 CST 2006
I seem to remember a CDC 3300. was there such a thing? It was about
1961, I think. I think we programed it in COBAL and then later in
On 1/1/06, Mike Loewen <mloewen at cpumagic.scol.pa.us> wrote:
> On Sun, 1 Jan 2006, Chuck Guzis wrote:
> > On 1/1/2006 at 1:00 PM Mike Loewen wrote:
> >> http://ripsaw.cac.psu.edu/~mloewen/DeadStart6600.jpg
> > Is that a mock-up reproduction, Mike? It's been a long time since I've
> > seen a 6000 without a CEJ/MEJ switch! It's kind of hard to believe that
> > there would be any left around without one.
> It's the real deal, as far as I know. I know next to nothing about CDC
> systems. The sign says it's a model 6600, serial number 1.
> > Which looks sort of reasonable except for the 224 character record length
> > on what's being read. Do you know what system this was set up to
> > deadstart?
> Again, no clue. I just happened to take some shots of it at a visit to
> the Computer History Museum, this summer. The "CDC 6400/6500/6600
> Computer Systems Reference Manual" on bitsavers has a slightly different
> picture of the dead start panel on page 6-3, again without the CEJ/MEJ
> Here are a some more pics:
> Mike Loewen mloewen at cpumagic.scol.pa.us
> Old Technology http://ripsaw.cac.psu.edu/~mloewen/Oldtech/
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