Wanted for non-profit public museum: DEC VT100
nw.johnson at ieee.org
Mon Apr 20 14:07:45 CDT 2020
I thought they were the same! Maybe the name was changed when he
founded Syntronics with his partners form NYC!
A bit too far for my wanderings! The last time I was in Calgary I picked
up a horrible disease while on a five-hour layover at the airport!
On 20/04/2020 15:02, barry bortnick via cctalk wrote:
> It's located at the Calgary based National Music Centre/Studio Bell in
> Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
> I have to correct the original posting, it's a McLeyvier, not a Synclavier.
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> Subject: Re: Wanted for non-profit public museum: DEC VT100
> Where is this to be displayed? I can't help you with the VT100 but I was
> very involved in the PDP11/40 machine that David McLey built his software
> In fact, I worked until 1 in the morning the night before he had a meeting
> with the financiers from New York to finance project, when it failed the day
> before and DEC could not get somebody out to help!
> NIgel Johnson
> On 20/04/2020 14:12, barry bortnick via cctalk wrote:
>> Old IBM magnetic media
>> I am hoping someone can help me with a project. I’m volunteer at our
>> local music museum (National Music Centre/Studio Bell.) They are
>> restoring a vintage Synclavier, an early digital audio workstation,
>> which happens to have an embedded DEC PDP 11/23. Part of the museums
>> purpose is to restore, maintain and make available these instruments
>> for musicians to use in addition to static displays.
>> The Synclavier should have a matching VT100, but that is the only
>> component the museum does not currently have for this functioning
>> device. Yes, the
>> VT100 can be easily emulated, but as a museum, historical accuracy is
>> also vital.
>> I was wondering if anybody had any leads on a VT100 that might be donated?
>> Thanks for any help!
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