On Fri, Nov 4, 2022 at 5:47 PM Jonathan Katz via cctalk
I'm curious; other than Wikipedia what do we know about Whitechapel
workstations? Do any of us have some working in our collections, with
software, disk dumps, etc?
I know somebody who pointed out that back in Victorian times,
Whitechapel (an area of London) was known for opium dens. And that
this must have influenced the design of said computers...
More seriously I have a working (last time I turned it on) MG1 with
monitor, keyboard, and mouse. Also have the technical notes manual and
an installation disk kit. Another chap I know (I think he's here but
I'll let him speak up) scanned the manual and coppied the disks last
year, so there is a backup.This is a 32016-based machine of course. It
has a bit-serial graphics processor (akin to the excellent parallel
rasterop machine in the PERQ) that is slower than doing a bitmap
update in software...
I also have most of a Hitech 10 (MIPS R2000 box) that I know nothing about yet.
All sorts of spare boards, including things like never-populated bare
RAM boards for the Hitech,.