36bit still in use ?

Sean Caron scaron at umich.edu
Thu Dec 4 16:55:34 CST 2014

That's very interesting to know. I had always wondered how many were made
and where they went.

Can anyone disclose the original list price of the TOAD-1? Or is that
off-limits? Just curious.



On Thu, Dec 4, 2014 at 3:52 PM, Rich Alderson <
RichA at livingcomputermuseum.org> wrote:

> From: Roy Hirst
> Sent: Thursday, December 04, 2014 9:00 AM
> > I don't know where you would actually buy a TOAD-1 (almost certainly not
> > from us, I think, but I will check) and our last one I suspect is the
> > one proud in baby blue on the Museum's video.
> Hi, Roy,
> The colors in the video must be off.  It's definitely not baby blue, more
> like a true sapphire.
> Only four Toad-1 systems left XKL while we still offered them for sale:
> Two were purchased by BT/Tymnet (one in private hands, one discarded by
> people who did not know what it was), one went to Digital (now at CHM),
> and one was purchased by Paul Allen for his Wired World project (now at
> LCM).  One more later went to a friend of the family known for collecting
> PDP-10s.
> Purchasing one would probably be difficult. :-)
>                                                                 Rich
> (XKL sales support/customer support/TOPS-20 developer/technical writer/
>  systems administrator, 1993-2003)
> Rich Alderson
> Vintage Computing Sr. Systems Engineer
> Living Computer Museum
> 2245 1st Avenue S
> Seattle, WA 98134
> mailto:RichA at LivingComputerMuseum.org
> http://www.LivingComputerMuseum.org/

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