wilson at dbit.com
Sat Jun 13 09:12:26 CDT 2015
On Sat, Jun 13, 2015 at 04:41:26AM -0400, COURYHOUSE at aol.com wrote:
>John - Ref your 8S below - Happy to add this to the list.
>any other good background info as to prior users etc?
>yes if you can get the S/N will add that.
Will do on next visit. Dunno about past user (IIRC it has a DEC paper
tape rig and some kind of homemade peripheral built onto a PT08 backplane).
It came with a PDP-8/A system which also had some weird non-DEC I/O
(my hazy memory says some kind of three-axis input with thumbwheels,
but at least the disk is just an M8357/RX01).
>something totally off topic from the 8S machines there are some
>trs80 radio shack things that are huge like the MODEL 2 was but these were
>later and had a 3 number designator ? there are many as I remember one
>will be kept another kept for offsite displays but the others will
I don't remember anything beyond the II/12/16 series, but no one tells
Re theft: yeah there's no way a random house burglar would bother
deinstalling something that size and then fence a machine where we
just made a list of every surviving instance in the world. But ...
we aren't talking about random house burglars ... (squints and glances
suspiciously around the room :-).
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