Front Panel Update

Paul Anderson useddec at
Tue Jun 9 18:21:54 CDT 2015

Was that in the "Astromony building" on Goodwin located next to CSL?

It was not on contract with us, at least not very often. I worked on it
several times. It had 2 DB11- unibus repeaters on it, and was supposedly
the longest bus ever.


On Tue, Jun 9, 2015 at 9:30 AM, Paul Koning <paulkoning at> wrote:

> > On Jun 9, 2015, at 3:58 AM, Rod Smallwood <rodsmallwood52 at>
> wrote:
> >
> >
> > DEC was very keen on its OEM business and if the order was big enough
> would allow some variation in colours but would not allow the dec logo to
> be removed or changed.
> I’m not sure if that’s completely true.  I remember a PDP11 (11/45
> probably) at the University of Illinois, around 1975.  It was used as a
> terminal controller for ARPAnet.  The system was called ANTS (not sure what
> that stands for), and it had a custom logo panel for the top of the H960
> racks, in red and yellow, showing large ants crawling all along the
> cabinets.
> Not allowing the logo to be changed would make sense, since that is one of
> the rules of trademarks: you risk losing a trademark if you don’t use it
> consistently, for example if you create or allow variations of what was
> registered.
>         paul

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