youtube video of a runnning XDS Sigma mainframe with lots of nice peripherals

Brad Parker brad at
Mon Nov 9 08:14:25 CST 2015

On 11/2/15 8:00 PM, Al Kossow wrote:
> On 11/2/15 2:15 PM, Rich Alderson wrote:
>> Not just running condition.  100,000 pounds of gear, including the 9, 
>> 6, and a
>> 7 that had been retired in the 90s, spares for all of them, the 8 
>> running disk
>> drives and 4 running tape drives, along with about 20 more disk 
>> drives (the
>> older 50MB hydraulic units) from the 7.  Five 24' trucks, driven by 
>> Stan and his
>> brothers from Flagstaff to Seattle.
> I am glad that LCM was able to save these systems.
> If I were king, there would be a Sigma running where the 1401 is at CHM.
I'll never forget the community memory at Project One.  It certainly 
changed my life (well, got me to head to SF as a misguided 15 year old :-)

That, and the newspaper printed versions of DDJ featuring some teaching 
language (pilot?) in HP basic, caused me to pursue software with a 


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