SBC6120 (a build-it-yourself PDP-8 clone) Last Buy and End ofLife

William Donzelli aw288 at
Mon Jun 5 13:49:06 CDT 2006

> Oh, and anything you want to be reliable......

Also, when sockets are used in large quantities, manufacturing yield takes
a dump. We have all mashed a pin or two in our lifetimes, trying to get
something inserted (anyone that hasn't is a liar!). Now multiply that by
several orders of magnitude on the assembly floor.

ENgineers should try there best to avoid sockets. Period.

William Donzelli
aw288 at

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