Thinking about acquiring PDP stuff

Brad H vintagecomputer at
Wed Nov 30 02:03:22 CST 2016


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From: "Ian S. King" <isking at> 
Date: 2016-11-29  7:19 PM  (GMT-08:00) 
To: "General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts" <cctalk at> 
Subject: Re: Thinking about acquiring PDP stuff 

On Tue, Nov 29, 2016 at 5:17 PM, Brad H <vintagecomputer at
> wrote:

> That sounds interesting.  I imagine they'd be worth even more than an 8/E?
> Keep in mind that the 8/I is a fairly substantial investment in space and
weight.  Also, if you want to add something, it's not as easy as plugging a
card into a backplane.  The 8/I requires wirewrap work.

Ian S. King, MSIS, MSCS, Ph.D. Candidate
The Information School <>
Dissertation: "Why the Conversation Mattered: Constructing a Sociotechnical
Narrative Through a Design Lens

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University of Washington

>There is an old Vulcan saying: "Only Nixon >could go to China."

I'm curious.. what do people do with these things?  I've seen videos of some in large racks being used to play music, etc.  The rack ones seem like a a pretty substantial investment in space for something that doesnt (or does it?) have much practical use today.

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