General Electric Terminet HP 2762A
scaron at umich.edu
Thu Apr 30 09:59:55 CDT 2015
I hadn't looked in years ... last time I checked, a DPS-8 emulator was just
a fantasy ... but now I see the time has finally come! Rock on Harry Reed!!!
Multics is the last operating system remaining on my must-try list (well, I
would still like to try MPE and OS/400 as well, but they're a bit more
contemporary) since they released the MTS tapes a couple of years back ...
Looking forward to fooling around this weekend! Sounds like it's maybe not
too far off before he's got the emulator capable of running Multics fully
in multi-user mode?
It's a shame that more Multics equipment wasn't preserved. We actually had
quite a few large sites running here in Michigan, according to the
historical record ... GM, Ford, Oakland University ... I'm honestly kind of
surprised that Ford didn't send at least a subset of their machine to the
Henry Ford Museum upon decommissioning, considering Multics' historical
significance. I guess they're more focused on cars than computers...
On Thu, Apr 30, 2015 at 10:08 AM, Lee Courtney <leec2124 at gmail.com> wrote:
> JIm - nice! I used one of these when I was at HP in the late-70s/early-80s.
> Can also post a macro picture of the entire unit in addition to the
> close-ups? Thanks! Lee C.
> P.S. The Google authentication to post on your blog is broken. Didn't try
> the others.
> On Thu, Apr 30, 2015 at 3:29 AM, jwsmobile <jws at jwsss.com> wrote:
> > I recently acquired a GE Terminet 300 in the guise of an HP 2762A
> > terminal, KSR. I am attaching what I have so far in my blog.
> > I've found little on the technical side for this terminal. If anyone has
> > a manual I'd appreciate a copy.
> > It is referenced in one listing of HP manuals, 02762-90001 the service
> > manual. I'm not sure what to make of the one hit I get on that P/N that
> > isn't bitsavers mirrors. I figured I'd ask here first. I'll also ask on
> > the hp equipment group, I am on there too.
> > hpmuseum.net is welcome to my photos, or contact me offline, and I'll
> > make some better quality shots for your web site.
> > I plan to get this going to use for the Multics Simulator at some point.
> > The TN300 was a common console, and was an early symptom of the
> > featureless, non-blink'n lites type shop that came to be. I know the
> > Honeywell 6180 that ran Multics had an 8 panel service panel with
> > sets of lights, but it was hidden in a cabinet, and typically not
> > by the operator.
> > thanks
> > Jim
> Lee Courtney
> +1-650-704-3934 cell
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