Front Panel Update

Mon Jun 8 17:27:30 CDT 2015

yea I have only  seen the one 8S  we  got  
whereas  straight 8   back in the biz  days  79  to  90 something   had
 2 plexi  desktop  straight  8  ( one we  kept  <ser # 18  got  from 
stanford surplus stores w/ ato d  rack too) and the other we  sold to the guy that 
 has museum near  Yellowstone  aprox  25? years ago?  it had a  s/n  in  
the 200's ... it  had  come   from  an  az  state auction...   I was bidding 
against some damb ass  who   thought it was a pdp8 A  his  brother  could    
use  for  some cnc   tape  prep  thingingie... heh  heh    )
one straight 8 in  blue rack ( still have but the fright company 30  years 
ago lost the damn desk  for  it.)
3ea  straight 8 used  with  BEVATRON  that were rough  and  in hideous 
cabinets ( wish I still had...)
In a message dated 6/8/2015 3:04:11 P.M. US Mountain Standard Time,  
tmfdmike at writes:

It's  pretty rare. I have one too.

I've seen and heard of more straight 8s  than I have 8/S


On Tue, Jun 9, 2015 at 7:26 AM, couryhouse  <couryhouse at> wrote:
> 8s is  rare??   We have one.  Is there a an registry?    Ed#
> Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G  LTE smartphone
> -------- Original message --------
>  From: ben <bfranchuk at>
> Date: 06/08/2015  12:05  PM  (GMT-07:00)
> To: cctalk at
> 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.
>  Ben.

'No  greater love hath a man than he lay down his life for his brother.
Not for  millions, not for glory, not for fame.
For one person, in the dark, where  no one will ever know or  see.'

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