Early Programming Books
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Wed Jun 23 12:17:27 CDT 2021
"A Purdue professor had a 20-drawer card file of 1620 software. The fire
marshall insisted he had to get rid of it. I understand he gave it to
CHM. Is it still there?"
Yes. Catalog entry here:
Many years (decades?) ago Dave Babcock and I read all the cards as part of
the original 1620 project at CHM. Thank God for Bitsavers.org because the
images of the software are available here:
The obvious question is why is this material not on-line
On Tue, Jun 22, 2021 at 11:46 PM Van Snyder via cctalk <
cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
> On Tue, 2021-06-22 at 19:45 -0400, Paul Koning via cctalk wrote:
> > There's actually a surprising amount of preserved material.... Both
> > in source form, and both run in emulation.
> I re-created the Bendix G-15 Intercom 2000 from a manual. Not running,
> of course, on a real G-15. Is there a G-15 emulator? CHM has a G-15,
> but I understand it's not in operating order.
> | The same goes for Multics
> I think the 80286 was a better platform than the original for Multics.
> And, of course, the Pentium is even better. Is Multics available for
> Intel systems?
> > For most of this the source code still exists, though I'm not sure
> > about the 1620 bits.
> A Purdue professor had a 20-drawer card file of 1620 software. The fire
> marshall insisted he had to get rid of it. I understand he gave it to
> CHM. Is it still there?
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