>For the last five years I've been working with Qualcomm and others to
>allow the Computer History Museum to release the source code of what
>was, in my opinion, the finest email client ever written: Eudora.
>It's finally done!
Yay! Now someone can fix the bugs :-) (6.2 here. Massive archive of
emails. The search function is superb).
My latest score is an HP 9836CU (so, color with a 68010 CPU and HP-UX
support) with a 98625A disk interface. I got the matching monitor, but
I didn't get the video cable.
Googling turns up that it's a very proprietary interface, but I could
find nothing about the cable. It's a 15 pin D-sub at each end and I'm
hoping that it's just straight through, but have been unable to verify
Does anybody know? Or Is there anybody that has a 9836C or CU and
would be willing to examine the video cable, please?
For a while I have collected bits of legacy CAD, most recently Martin Hepperle sent me what I believe is the last version of Hank Christianson's MOVIE.BYU, a FORTRAN based 3D modeling and animation system.
I also have experimented with the original Berkley SPICE, also written in FORTRAN.
This weekend, I am reading "the Engineering Design Revolution", a 650 page history of the CAD industry by David Weisberg, who was there and worked for many of the companies in the beginning of the industry, I highly recommend this for anyone interested in CAD:
The Engineering Design Revolution<http://www.cadhistory.net/>
The Engineering Design Revolution. The People, Companies and Computer Systems That Changed Forever the Practice of Engineering. By. David E. Weisberg
My question is, did any of the source code for these systems, Applicon, Auto-Trol, Calma, ComputerVision, thousands of lines of primarily FORTRAN ever make it out, where we could read and study this original body of mathematical geometry done on computers?
I know we are primarily a hardware group here, but where is the interest in the software discussed?
after my Micro PDP11/83 boots up, I like to connect a Digital VT420
to the console port. This worked approx. 10 years ago. Now when I
poweron the VT420 I get no message on the screen. The f3 key doesn't
give me the configuration menu.
Is it broken? Does it have some invalid configuration in NVRAM and
can be resetted?
I tried changing brightness and contrast, no change.
Is it normal that the right LED is always on? See the picture.
I tried with and without serial connection to another system.
Thanks for any advice,
> Date: Sun, 20 May 2018 18:04:00 -0400
> From: Ed Sharpe <couryhouse at aol.com>
> To: cctalk at classiccmp.org
> Subject: I ran across this strange modernistic? Data General ...odd?
> While? in the warehouse I ran across this strange modernistic? Data
> General ...odd? computer?
> I do not remember buying it!? ?Ed#
The RICM has one, but it is not on the WWW site.
Sent SMECC Museum PROJECT needs to buy or trade for or beg for the HP hand Held (700 series? help?) that was phone and a computer.... the early ones and also the later Win CE ones.... also need ad materials promo videos... anything related to spice display up... please drop note off list to us. thanks Ed#
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G'day Zane -
Like every other computer system created, the Desktop Generation has its
own set of quirks and wonders. It was an interesting evolutionary
repackage of the microEclipse processor, but I never saw a customer or
user site actually using the Model 10's MS-DOS "compatibility feature".
The hardware consisted of modular metal frame chassis with snap-on
plastic covers. While great for manufacturing and cost control, the
delicate plastic cover retaining tabs were always breaking and the
covers would pull away from the chassis or just fall off. Only an
annoying cosmetic problem until you find that a "dead man's switch"
interlock was maintained by the power supply chassis front cover. Yes,
the power supply would always be cut off whenever the plastic cover
shifted, vibrated or fell off the chassis. Which happened often. (The
cheapest solution was the unintended, creative use of a ball point pen
combined with nerd engineering.)
Many OEMS delivered DG/RDOS- or AOS-based applications written in ICOBOL
or Business BASIC (i.e. NAPA). These were good systems for OEMs who had
previously developed software for DG - providing their application was
not disk-bound. DG eventually was forced to design and sell a parallel
I/O bus option to help improve disk performance... to the confusion of
customers previously told of the benefits of a serial I/O bus design.
The system was followed by the DG/500, which had a similar hardware
functional microEclipse-based design but enclosed in a then-familiar IBM
PC AT (desktop) form factor. This was the final unsuccessful attempt to
defend the low-end 16-bit Eclipse line from the PC onslaught.
Wild Hare Computer Systems, Inc.
Boulder, Colorado USA
bkr at WildHareComputers.com
...preserving the Data General legacy: www.NovasAreForever.org