Dixie Canner CPT 8000?
nw.johnson at ieee.org
Sat Apr 25 10:37:29 CDT 2020
Thank you for the link. I really enjoyed seeing that video! Maybe there
was another one done on the great Volker-Craig/NABU catastrophe, which I
believe is another example of government getting involved with business
and screwing it up. I was at their factory when they were trying to
liquidate - selling VT100-compatible terminals for peanuts - I got a
VC100 and VC3100 (with TEK 4010 emulation) for a few hundred dollars each!
On 24/04/2020 22:25, Chuck Guzis via cctalk wrote:
> On 4/24/20 6:58 PM, Nigel Johnson via cctalk wrote:
>> Does anybody have a wp made by AES?
>> In the late 70's, they were experimenting with voice recognition for
>> their systems. We were a nearby DEC Components OEM and had a hundred or
>> so LSI11/23 modules in stock. They sent an engineer over to our plant,
>> took out the whole stock, and replaced the 13.824 MHz clock crystal
>> module with the output of a function generator to see how high they
>> could overclock it to get the response they needed for voice
>> recognition. I think they bought the 4 or 5 that passed diagnostics with
>> the highest clock speed, somewhere near 40 MHz IIRC.
> Some years ago, I received a Harris/AES hard-sector 8" floppy from a
> friend of a newspaper reporter. Took me forever to decode the format,
> after which I wasn't able to locate the customer.
> I do recall that those systems were quite popular in the newspaper
> trade, however.
> Here's a video documentary from CBC relating the sad story of that
> Canadian tech outfit.
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