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>>my best friend
>>on the job was a PDP-11 systems programmer, and he told
>>me that PDP stands for Pink and Dark Purple. The machines
>>were, in fact, those colors. The bottom 2/3 of the machines
>>were dark purple, and the top 1/3 was pink. I have NO
>>idea whether this is true.
Our PDP-11s were sort-of-turquoise and gray, as I recall. The system
manuals were in coordinating colors: sort-of-turquoise (almost matching
the painted metal cabinets) binders, with gray print on the covers. They
clashed horribly with the industrial-green walls and brown
pseudo-marble-patterned linoleum floors, but we loved them anyway <grin>.
@Kat_____ Kat Nagel
MasterWork Consulting Services Rochester, NY
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