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[Discuss] What was once old is new again...
- Subject: [Discuss] What was once old is new again...
- From: gaf at blu.org (Jerry Feldman)
- Date: Sun, 21 Feb 2016 07:41:28 -0500
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I had to learn PDP-8 assember by reading the book. On 02/18/2016 12:03 PM, Bill Horne wrote: > On 2/18/2016 11:03 AM, Bill Ricker wrote: >> >> On Thu, Feb 18, 2016 at 12:27 AM, Bill Horne <bill at horne.net >> <mailto:bill at horne.net>> wrote: >> >> Bill, who thinks that loading FOCAL from paper tape is the true >> test of computer wizardry! >> >> >> ? I guess i was pampered, the EDUSYS on which i ran FOCAL had a tiny >> boot drive (and DECtape). It also had FORTRAN II, the one with the >> ternary-branch IF. >> >> (Rumor was this higher-end EDUSYS was actually a PDP-11 under the >> hood, unlike the lower end EDUSYS educational-discount PDP-8's. One >> had 3 ASR-33 s attached, and the 32k memorey was in two banks, so it >> was assigned 6k ROM, 10K tty0, 8K+8K tty1+2; except the day i got in >> first and booted it so TTY0 got all the high bank 16k and the other >> tty's got 5k each. The T.A. was bemused and noted which projects had >> so few comments they still fit in 5k.)? > > I did my first Assembler course on a PDP-8 Edusystem at UMass-Boston > in 1977. Those were the days! > > I was offered a job on the west coast, and I gave away my 8" floppy to > a friend. Wish I'd kept it. Come to think of it, I have a case of > 5.25" floppies somewhere - amazing what you find when you're moving. > Anyone interested? > > Bill, who had to shovel snow last month. > -- Jerry Feldman <gaf at blu.org> Boston Linux and Unix PGP key id:B7F14F2F PGP Key fingerprint: D937 A424 4836 E052 2E1B 8DC6 24D7 000F B7F1 4F2F