Origin of 'Straight 8' name

Al Kossow aek at bitsavers.org
Fri Dec 21 12:03:06 CST 2018

On 12/21/18 9:58 AM, allison via cctalk wrote:
> On 12/21/2018 10:10 AM, Noel Chiappa via cctalk wrote:
>> Does anyone know where the 'Straight 8' name for the first PDP-8 model came
>> from? Obviously, it's probably a play on the car engine configuration name,
>> but how did the connection get made? Thanks - I hope!
>>     Noel
> ssrsly?


"Straight-8" seems to be a fairly modern name coming from collectors

I never heard it called that before then.

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