Billy Pettit real disappointment
ploopster at gmail.com
Thu Jun 28 18:41:27 CDT 2007
Jules Richardson wrote:
> Roger Holmes wrote:
>> On 28 Jun, 2007, at 04:59, cctalk-request at classiccmp.org wrote:
>>> This thread has been a real disappointment. Almost all of the responses
>>> have been about computers using standard microprocessors - off the shelf
>>> components. Yes a few had non-vanilla flavored OS's, or idiotic I/O
>>> schemes. A few were even painted different colors from PC Beige.
>> Then you are not reading all the replies.
> Yet another oddity discovered today: it would seem that the rotating
> magnetic fixed-head disk in the Burroughs L-2000/3000/4000/5000 machines
> wasn't for secondary storage (as I'd assumed), it was the primary store
> in place of the core typically found in systems of the time. I bet there
> can't be many machines around which had rotating store as the primary
There were plenty of drum-memory machines once upon a time.
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