Anyone know if Mike Green and/or Steve Porter are still alive and reachable?
I was hoping to approach them about jotting down some history of HP2000
Any leads appreciated!
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In case you haven't heard, this weekend VCF/Europe will be held in
Munich for the 5th year. If you live in Europe and have the chance to
go, I recommend it!
Spare Time Gizmos will be there with our "Build your own PDP-8 from a
kit!" kit, the SBC6120
and in honor of VCF/Europe we'll be giving free shipping to anybody,
anywhere in the world, who orders any SBC6120 parts or kits this
weekend. Just place your order thru our online store,
anytime Saturday or Sunday (May 1st/2nd) and pay via PayPal and you
won't be charged for shipping.
And be sure to send your thanks to Hans Franke and the other helpers
at VCF/Europe for putting on another great show.
What I can remember is that it had many logic
chips on board but I can't recall whether it had chip
sets or not. Unluckly I dumped it years ago... Could
somebody give me an answer?
The earliest 386 designs were modifications to existing 286 ones
that did not use chip sets. Chips and Technologies was one of the
first companies to integrate the functions onto ASICs.
The design I remember was sold by Everex and also used by Novell
and was all DIP ICs which had the memory on a separate plugin
board with a very wide edge connector (DIPs, later SIMMs).
Has anyone got the original Windows 3.0 install disks? I have the
original package and everything but the disks are missing :(
Willing to pay a reasonable price plus shipping.
Sellam Ismail Vintage Computer Festival
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I picked up a Microway Number Smasher-860 processing board (v1.1). I have
the Portland Group's i860 ANSI C Compiler (came with the transtech i860
vector processing tram), but no other i860 software. Would any of you guys
have any software/manual/drivers for this board. I wanted to get this board
for a looooong time ever since I saw those ads in Byte. I drooled over this
for years, but couldn't afford the hefty price for one....
I've got a spare board for a DEC LN03S laser printer,
condition unknown. You can see a couple of photos at
Drop me a note off-line if you're looking for one.
I recently ran across a cool old video form 1978. It shows a concept for
using an internet based phone (VoIP???). It starts with some video of a
PDP11. It features cool 1978 fashions and haircuts. I found this video
rather fun to watch, the H/W in it really takes me back to the 70s and early
80s. It's a 60meg download from my home web server (250KBS uplink) so it
will take 30 minutes plus to get a copy. If someone wants to repost it
someplace with better bandwidth please feel free.
Hopefully everyone won't hit the server at once. :)
I just found this fairly detailed history of HP computing products and
operating systems. It filled in a LOT of gaps I was unaware of. Extremely
interesting reading for HP fans. Don't let the title fool you, it's not just
RTE, it's everything computing related :) There were a few "firsts" HP had
in the minicomputer market that I wasn't aware of some of them. VERY good
info! Example - I had no idea the 21MX/F was discontinued well before the
>Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2004 22:40:20 -0400
>From: "Charles H. Dickman" <chd_1(a)nktelco.net>
>Is there a source for new 8in floppy disks? New old stock is fine. I
>just would like a box of unused blank disks.
>Two reasons, first I have a STD bus computer with a Z80 CPU and dual 8in
>drives (one that does not work) that I might like to play with. Second I
>have an IBM S/34 that has an 8in drive and I need a box of disk for
>someone to copy some disks for me...
Look at comp.os.cpm. There is a fellow there that just
posted some for sale.
On Apr 29, 13:01, Mark Tapley wrote:
> I have forgotten, did we ever have a discussion about whether
> scanners/photocopiers/etc. have enough UV content in their lights to
> erase UV-EPROMs, if the sticker has come off? I sort-of recall we
> did, but don't remember the outcome.
I don't remember that exact discussion, but if we had it, my input
would have been along the following lines.
Firstly, most scanners and photocopier use visible light and have very
little if any UV output. Secondly, EPROMs are only susceptible to
short wavelength UV, which doesn't go through glass very well. Lastly,
it takes about 20 minutes to erase an EPROM an inch away from a normal
eraser's tube, and a few minutes to begin to do much harm, so the
second or so it would be exposed in a scanner is inconsequential.
In other words, don't worry about it :-)
Pete Peter Turnbull
University of York