Classic computers endangered!
IanK at vulcan.com
Thu Oct 1 17:09:19 CDT 2009
> -----Original Message-----
> From: cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org [mailto:cctalk-
> bounces at classiccmp.org] On Behalf Of Dave McGuire
> Sent: Thursday, October 01, 2009 2:23 PM
> To: General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts
> Subject: Re: Classic computers endangered!
> On Oct 1, 2009, at 4:59 PM, Tony Duell wrote:
> >> Here's a link to (what appears to be) the article in question:
> >> <http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn17805-innovation-classic-
> >> computers-on-the-danger-list.html?DCMP=OTC-rss&nsref=tech>
> > The photographs have a couple of curiousities in them. Firstly,
> > they say
> > that the PDP8 line started in 1965 (which sounds aout right),
> It is correct.
> > but the
> > picture is of a much later (early 70's) PDP8/e (which uses TTL ICs,
> > not
> > discrete transistors).
> 1970, yes. There aren't many other models around to photograph,
> though, comparatively speaking.
Well, we have everything but a Straight-8 and an 8/a (but we're always looking). The 8/i doesn't seem all that uncommon. Of course, according to New Scientist, we don't even exist. :-)
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