bshannon at tiac.net
Tue Apr 3 21:56:09 CDT 2007
I have parts of a PDP-6 to PDP-10 interface prototype that came from
local salvage during the BCM era.
I am also aware of other hardware that went to BCM and died there.
Personally I don't discount this story at all.
----- Original Message -----
From: "William Donzelli" <wdonzelli at gmail.com>
To: "General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts"
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Sent: Tuesday, April 03, 2007 10:28 AM
Subject: Re: PDP-6 questions
>> > 3) Are the stories about the Boston Computer Museum receiving a
>> > complete PDP-6 and then chopping it up to sell as gifts truth or
>> > urban legend?
> Until someone comes up with hard evidence that BCM had one then
> scrapped it - something like photographic evidence of the PDP-6 in the
> collection, inclusion in an official inventory (and then not), or
> otherwise - I discount it as just a story. Nearly everyone I have
> talked to about it is very insistent about BCM scrapping a PDP-6, but
> the sources of their information is always someone else with the same
> unsupported and often inconsistent facts. Basically, the whole story
> has too many of the red flags that make up a good urban legend.
>> I don't know about the BCM, but I have a couple of boards from
>> decomissioned PDP-6's. They were not disassembled out of malice
>> but out of lack of facility to store them.
> When was this?
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