Polycorp Poly repair (b)log
Ian S. King
isking at uw.edu
Mon Jan 9 13:47:47 CST 2017
On Mon, Jan 9, 2017 at 12:53 AM, Terry Stewart <terry at webweavers.co.nz>
> A few months ago I picked up some Polycorp Polys, a computer designed
> specifically for the educational market in New Zealand. One worked and one
> didn't. The latter is now fixed. As usual I've written it up with lots of
> pictures. If anyone is interested you can read about it here.
Nice fix! It always amazes me how little of the inside of this sort of
machine was actual digital electronics, and how much was power, video and
sometimes drives. I brought a TeleVideo TPC-1 back to life a few months
ago, and your restoration brings back memories (some of them cringeworthy).
Ian S. King, MSIS, MSCS, Ph.D. Candidate
The Information School <http://ischool.uw.edu>
Dissertation: "Why the Conversation Mattered: Constructing a Sociotechnical
Narrative Through a Design Lens
Archivist, Voices From the Rwanda Tribunal <http://tribunalvoices.org>
Value Sensitive Design Research Lab <http://vsdesign.org>
University of Washington
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