Charles Lasner [Was: Re: LINC-8]
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Mon Apr 27 09:40:12 CDT 2020
On Mon, Apr 27, 2020 at 09:08:24AM -0500, John H. Reinhardt via cctalk wrote:
> Charles Lasner. He passed the weekend of April 3rd due to
> complications from the COVID-19 virus. I'm fuzzy on his exact
> biography, but he was big in the development of OS/8 for the PDP-8 at
> DEC. His current project was an update of OS/8 which he called
> P?S/8. Apparently he owned multiple LINC-8's according to comments on
> the Facebook group.
He also worked onKermit-12, for instance the code that identifies which
PDP-8 machine it is running on. It is quite fun to follow that code. It
can, impressively, separate between a PDP-5, LINC-8, PDP-12, Straight-8,
8/S, 8/I, 8/L, 8/E, 8/A, 6100 and 6120.
Here, search for "MACHINE,.-."
A lot of PDP-8 know-how and trivia went with him, sorry to see him go.
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