Dixie Canner CPT 8000?

Nigel Johnson 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.
> https://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1890827641
> --Chuck

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