Thinking about acquiring PDP stuff
aek at bitsavers.org
Wed Nov 30 11:18:36 CST 2016
On 11/30/16 9:07 AM, Noel Chiappa wrote:
> Seriously, though, like all hobbies, it's primarily to amuse me, not to
> create anything useful.
And, like an old car, it's nice to have something around you can understand
down to the gate or transistor level. You haven't been able to do that with
a computer designed in the last 25 years or more.
Because of that, they aren't going to be any ASICs in them, which make 'em
BIG. The are also going to be full of cables and connectors, and all sorts of
other things that corrode and get flakey, which doesn't happen in the same
scale as more integrated computers.
But as a device you'd, say, want to do serious development on, or expect to
run without a crash for weeks or months, not so much so.
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