Okay, I'll take a look. However at this point,
everything with the words
"IBM" on them are on hold since the other guy wants to take a look at the
stuff. If he takes it, we are out of luck. Also, remember these are
punched cards and I didn't look at them so I don't know what programs might
be in the box(s); do you have a card reader? I don't know when he will look
at it but apparently he works at one of the IBM research labs in NY state.
Okay. Presumably if the other fellow takes the card decks then he could
probably be convinced to make them available to others on the net with a
I don't have a card reader, but getting and preserving the programs is
more important, there are a few collectors with card readers who could
read the decks later.
I have located a few programs for the 1620, such as a FORTRAN compiler
and an assembler, but ANYTHING for the 1620 may be of value as my
emulator develops. Not monetary value, but historical value, of course!
The emulator is running simple programs and has about 2/3 of the 1620
instruction set complete. It's a "spare time" project but with the end of
summer my pace may slow somewhat with work responsibilities etc.
Thanks for the reply and I hope that the programs get preserved one way
or another. If the other guy takes them could you please try to get him
to agree to make the contents of the card decks available to the
Talk to you later.
BTW, I loved your "YIKES!!! RED ALERT!" and
it got the message across :)!
Kevin McQuiggin VE7ZD