British Computers

Rod Smallwood RodSmallwood at
Wed Sep 5 08:51:43 CDT 2007

Well trust me to forget Mentec. They have gone very quiet. 
I doubt they have made (or have had made) any processor boards in a
Pity ... But there it is..


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Sent: 05 September 2007 12:02
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Subject: Re: British Computers

On Mon, Sep 03, 2007 at 01:57:12PM +0100, Peter Coghlan wrote:

> Several multinationals had or have a presence in Ireland ...
> Many of these built computers or peripherals here for the European
> However, it is pretty much the same as equipment thats found 
> everywhere else in the world. I am not aware of anything that could be

> regarded as being uniquely Irish in the same way that for example 
> Acorn kit could be regarded as being British.

I'd be inclined to count the Mentec PDP-11s, even though they didn't
create them to start with.

David Cantrell | Godless Liberal Elitist

   When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life
      -- Samuel Johnson

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