Fwd: is there any word processing software for the pdp11?
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Tue Dec 2 13:22:20 CST 2014
On 12/02/2014 11:03 AM, Noel Chiappa wrote:
> > From: Chuck Guzis
> > DIBOL. :)
> Hey, if you're running one of the later 11's, the ones with CIS, reputedly
> DIBOL runs _really fast_ on them! (Well, fast for an -11... :-)
It's interesting that a quick web lookup on DiBOL tends toward the
opinion that it was Digital's attempt at a reduced COBOL. I never
though so--it looks more like BASIC to me.
Early in the 70s, Xerox was looking at a small-business microcomputer
system, called "Merchant". I don't think it ever escaped development;
it used an 8080 and had an implementation of DiBOL. The idea was to use
the established base of DiBOL application.
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