Re: Anyone have an idea?

Subject: Re: Anyone have an idea?
From: John Garison <john -at- garisons -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 04 Aug 2010 19:56:53 -0400

I used to write some of the manuals for the PDP-8 Real Time operating
system (RT-8)

"Who says you can't love something that's small and finishes fast" - our
motto

Thanks for the trip down memory lane. But the PDP-11 had lots more
lights to play with.


JG

Richard Mateosian said the following on 8/4/2010 4:57 PM:
> Back in the 1960s a group of us worked with the PDP-8, a minicomputer
> with a display of 12 lights, corresponding to the contents of an
> internal 12-bit register. Despite the fact that we had real work to
> do, we often spent time devising programs that produced interesting
> patterns in those lights.
>
> My DSL modem and my router have interesting and informative light
> displays, each of only a few bits.
>
> A four-character display could certainly be quite expressive. ...RM
>
>
> On Wed, Aug 4, 2010 at 1:43 PM, Tony Chung<tonyc -at- tonychung -dot- ca> wrote:
>
>
>>> +) +)) +)))
>>>
>
>
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References:
Anyone have an idea?: From: Sally Derrick
Re: Anyone have an idea?: From: Chris Morton
RE: Anyone have an idea?: From: Martinek, Carla
Re: Anyone have an idea?: From: Tony Chung
Re: Anyone have an idea?: From: Richard Mateosian

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