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Re: nice pdp-11/70 picture
Well your lucky I found the book. I also have the DEC book Bob was taling
The book I mentioned is called..
Small Systems Computer SourceBook
A Halsted Press Book 1978 (Not as old as I thought!)
Edited by J C Boonham BSc Minst P
After a second look it's basically about small systems (PC's) They
didn't start calling them that until after IBM introduced the pc.
Lots of pics of...
South West Technical Products (SWTP) MP-68 computer system (Motorola 6800
Apple II (We had two Bell and Howell Black ones at Delta)
Cromemco Z-2 Pro
Ebnek-77 (uses TI TMS9900)
IMSAI Megabyte Micro
CP 110 Superjolt CPU and SM1000 Micro (6502 based)
Altair 8800 from MITS Inc. (uses the s-100 bus! remember those?)
North Star Computers Inc. (Z-80 based stuff)
PolyMorphic Systems Poly 88 Micro (8080a based)
Ohio Scientific Instruments (Challenger Systems which had a PDP-8 equivalent
processor called the 6100)
Xitan by Tech Design Labs (We has one at Delta)
HP 4051 Personal Computing Systems (I think they existed at Smith Hall)
Vector 1+ by Vector Graphics Inc. (We had one of these at Delta too)
MicroNOVA by Data General Corp
Processors of the ara...
MOS Technology 6502
Texas Instruments 9900
Is this enough history?
As for the Museum... I took the kids there because the Childrens Museum was
next door. They had a few DEC systems like PDP-11's , PDP-8, VAX 11/750,
etc. Lots of movies, pics of Eniac, etc., a running conglomeration of
robots that moved/sang/made noise in a rythmic tempo together, (The kids
loved this part!) They also had lots of DECTalk boxes connected to
terminals and pc's for the kids to use. (Hands on stuff) Actually as I
remember they had a room worth of the actual Eniac system. Lots of donated
old systems. Very interesting.
>From: Rich <email@example.com>
>Subject: Re: nice pdp-11/70 picture
>Date: Sun, 12 May 2002 00:20:46 -0600
>In article <F32TW5k1Ed28kIN4MmX0000128d@hotmail.com>,
> "Ernesto Perez" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > I have just the book. It contains lots of pictures of old systems..
> > even the late 60 early 70 stuff like the altair, IMSAI, etc. Can't
> > recall the name of the book but I do have it in the basement somewhere.
>If you could post the title/author to the list, that would be great,
> > And yes I've been the the Boston Computer Museum many times with the
> > kids when I used to live in NH.
>I'd have to make a special trip (i.e. fly) to see it, but I've often
>considered it. What did you think of it, Ernie? I guess you liked it
>if you went many times!
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