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Forum: Home Computing   2015-03-22, 10:08 AM
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Posted By JamesK
^^^^ I used to have to rewind long punched...

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I used to have to rewind long punched paper tapes, after they'd passed through the reader, though this was with a Data General Nova system, not the PDP-8
Forum: Home Computing   2015-03-22, 07:47 AM
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Posted By JamesK
Happy 50th, PDP-8! :D

Happy 50th, PDP-8! :D
Forum: Home Computing   2015-03-17, 04:37 PM
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Posted By JamesK
^^^^ I seem to recall the PDP-8/i had 4K 12 bit...

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I seem to recall the PDP-8/i had 4K 12 bit words, but my memory is a little fuzzy. ;)

Anyone else here remember the PDP-8 RIM loader, where you had to toggle in and execute several...
Forum: Home Computing   2015-03-13, 03:43 PM
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Posted By JamesK
I also worked on the VAX 11/780, several PDP-11s,...

I also worked on the VAX 11/780, several PDP-11s, a variety of Data General Nova & Eclipse models, Collins C8500 and PR1ME computers. Back in those days, I was a technician repairing & maintaining...
Forum: Home Computing   2015-03-13, 12:13 PM
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Posted By JamesK
Ancient computer DEC PDP-8 50th anniversary next week

Many years ago, the Digital Equipment PDP-8 (https://www.grc.com/pdp-8/pdp-8.htm) was a popular low cost minicomputer, often found in business, schools and labs. It had a 12 bit word and while much...
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