Front Panel Update
bqt at update.uu.se
Mon Jun 8 16:20:16 CDT 2015
Not so much "serial bus" as just "serial". Everything is serial in the
machine, as far as I understand.
Not sure how much of a bus it got.
On 2015-06-08 22:59, COURYHOUSE at aol.com wrote:
> yea... poor 8 s was 20 microsecond cycle time....
> the S stood for serial buss as I remember it.
> Ed# _www.smecc.org_ (http://www.smecc.org)
> In a message dated 6/8/2015 1:09:31 P.M. US Mountain Standard Time,
> pontus at Update.UU.SE writes:
> Quite rare the PDP-8 faq says 1024 made. And given how slow it
> was, I suppose people didn't hold on to it.
> On Mon, Jun 08, 2015 at 12:26:07PM -0700, couryhouse wrote:
>> 8s is rare?? We have one. Is there a an registry? Ed# smecc.org
>> Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone
>> -------- Original message --------
>> From: ben <bfranchuk at jetnet.ab.ca>
>> Date: 06/08/2015 12:05 PM (GMT-07:00)
>> To: cctalk at classiccmp.org
>> Subject: Re: Front Panel Update
>> On 6/8/2015 12:28 PM, Rod Smallwood wrote:
>>> Theres an 8/f which replaced the 8/e and has a similar front panel with
>>> extra markings
>>> The 8/m - OEM no front panel
>>> The 8/I has different front panel
>>> The 8/A is a totally different box altogether
>>> The 8/e was the big seller with thousands shipped
>> The 8/s was a small seller with 10's of computers shipped.
>> I got to play with both.
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