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> Date: Tue, 05 May 1998 13:15:29 -0400
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> From: Alan Flippen <email@example.com>
> Subject: Re: Beehives...
> At 10:34 AM 5/5/98 -0600, Rich Thomson wrote:
> >In article <18.104.22.16880505161105.006ada34@mailgate> ,
> > Alan Flippen <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> >> whatever machine controlled the XEROX printer and run it out overnight. My
> >> "unofficial history" records that Bob Mader wrote the first version of the
> >> Xerox program and Rich Thomson wrote the second.
> >Nope. Dan Grim wrote the first one.
> Didn't know that, but I'm not surprised. Dan was the Delta Demigod, after all.
I think you're confusing the CC's 9200? Xerox Laser Printing System with
whatever Dan did in the EE Lab.
1) interfaced the first (parallel!) LA30 to the EE Lab PDP-8
leaving the console serial one for us to play with later.
2) wrote a bit-mapped character display program for the Tek storage
display on the PDP-8 - watching him just type in assembly
code on the fly was scary.
3) built a serial interface for some hoary old cal-comp plotter.
these were all things that he did before Delta moved to DuPont, if
i get the timing right - it was during the era when EE had one
PDP-8 and and just gotten the PDP-8L (Civil Eng had a PDP-8/S) and
long before the EE Lab turned into a sea of PDP's and Vaxen.