Well for one the PDP-6 was a 36 bit machine that predated the PDP10.
The PDP-7 was an 18bitter, and unix was devoped on it because they had
one and not many other good reasons.
From: One Without Reason <vance(a)ikickass.org>
To: Tony Duell <ard(a)p850ug1.demon.co.uk>
Cc: classiccmp(a)classiccmp.org <classiccmp(a)classiccmp.org>
Date: Friday, November 30, 2001 12:31 PM
Subject: Re: History of Computing exam question
I'm curious, Tony? Why the PDP-6 and not the PDP-7? Sure, the PDP-6 was
used in AI development, but UNIX was written on a PDP-7.
On Thu, 29 Nov 2001, Tony Duell wrote:
Here's my list. It's a bit disorganised,
and doubtless some of the
machines shouldn't really be there, but anyway. I am going to assume that
this wonderful technology that can grab any machine from the past can
also recreate a machine from the blueprints, even if it was never
actually made. That way I can have the first machine on my list :