When I was an undergrad, I had a job on campus as a DECsystem-20 systems programmer. So when my colleague Rich Pattis announced that, in preparation for his impending retirement, he was clearing out his office and giving away, among other things, the PDP-10 front console he had rescued from the trash pile of another university, I jumped at the opportunity. Here it is, atop one of my office bookshelves. Note the 36 keys in the front row: its memory was organized into 36-bit words, not bytes.
its in excellent shape, i used to use these in school. i kinda want one now, awesome find!
jeez this reminded me of all the reinstalls i had to do on the macs at school. the drives failed often.
It lives! I’ve been restoring this NeXT Cube to honour Tim Berners-Lee and Nicola Pellow’s work thirty years ago to create both the World-Wide Web and the first ever web browsers.
After some electronics repairs and a lot of cleaning, it’s booting beautifully! #DigiPres
So it needs a lot of work, but this is possibly the most beautiful machine in my collection - newly added today! #DigiPres
Quite a machine! bummer you no longer have it. i have been wanting to run some kind of mastadon to radio...rtty or bbs packet radio bridge, this may be the laptop i use. i find myself wanting a 2nd serial port, something few of my old laptops have. ty for the details of your laptop, an interesting read!
this is a massively overkill soulution, but i ended up using a variable bench power supply, cut the end off the universal china brick with all the laptop tips, and now i can power any laptop.... with a somewhat immobile boat anchor bench supply.
sadness, seems those china universal adapters work great for quick tests... until they turn evil and kill something nice... been there, bummer.
Big computer things and stuff.
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