CDC 6600 - Why so awesome?

Toby Thain toby at
Thu Jun 23 07:54:32 CDT 2016

On 2016-06-23 3:20 AM, Lionel Johnson wrote:
> ...
> I joined CDC in Melbourne, Aust in 1972, worked mostly on 3200 machines
> - Didn't like the Cybers, but admired the horsepower. I could fix a
> 3200, every time, that was the best training I ever had, alone with my
> machine in Hobart, I loved it. When that ended, got into PDP 3rd party
> maint. Thus was a career made.
> Lionel.

Hi Lionel

I heard that the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology had a 6600? 
Presumably you worked on it?


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