Symbolics Genera (was "NEC SX-4B on Ebay")
stephane.tsacas at gmail.com
Wed Oct 15 18:02:08 CDT 2008
2008/10/16 Alexandre Lagüe-Jacques <alexandre.laguejacques at gmail.com>
> It's a UNIX box, man. The most (programmer-)friendly OS in
>>>> existence. At least for even moderately technical people.
>>> There are UNIX-compatible people and non-UNIX-compatible people (cf
>>> Unix Hater's Handbook).
>> Even aside from that, I'm not convinced. I think Symbolics Genera is
>> arguably more programmer-friendly, though that could just be because I
>> find Lisp a much nicer language than C. (There may be even better
>> OSes; that's just what I have personal experience with.)
> This message pertains to der Mouse's comment... Out of idle curiosity I
> looked up Symbolics Genera and the story of the Lisp machines...
> Fascinating! Any idea of how to get one's hands on such a machine?
Nice CADR emulator, works.
(Looking for a Nova switch key).
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