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11919Re: [midatlanticretro] Re: Minicomputers

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  • Sridhar Ayengar
    Mar 4, 2009
      Evan Koblentz wrote:
      > Thanks, but too new. :)

      Huh? That machine is 23 years old.

      Peace... Sridhar

      > --- In midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com, "Evan Koblentz" <evan@...> wrote:
      >> I asked this a few weeks ago, thought I'd ask again: does anyone have an
      >> interesting minicomputer that could be exhibited in our museum as a
      >> long-term loan?
      >>
      >> Currently we have for display:
      >> - DEC PDP-8
      >> - DEC PDP-11/20 (and various other 11 series)
      >> - Perkin-Elmer (not sure which model)
      >> - Burroughs B-80
      >> - Soon: an undetermined IBM 30-series from Mike Ross
      >>
      > ---------------
      >
      > I have a SUN 3/160... but it's not very interesting.
      >
      > However, what might make it interesting is that I have a pretty good collection of VME cards to go with it. Hang a few large cards around it that are populated by dozens of individual chips and components, and it might make an attractive display.
      >
      > I also have an SGI Personal Iris, but again, not very interesting.
      >
      > Regardless, both are available for long term loan if you want 'em -- but since the term "minicomputer" is not precisely defined (which is what sidetracked your original request), they might not be considered minicomputers by some.
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