11947Re: [midatlanticretro] Re: Minicomputers
- Mar 5 10:25 AM
> I should know the answer to this question, but I don't: which"office"The PDP-8 line evolved into machines which were primarally targeted at
> programs were common for small DEC systems? Would our 11/05 be a good
> fit for this exhibit, or did those kinds of app only run on DECmate, etc.?
word processing/office tasks. WPS was the word processor used on
them. I can loan a working DECmate or possibly 8/A system if you want. They
could be used standalone or with a VAX or other larger DEC system for
central storage. WPS or something similar was also available for the
VAX using serial terminals for
word processing. I assume 11's also had it but don't have enough knowledge.
Office applications were also sold for the later larger PDP-8's such as
the 8/A. Not sure if WPS or similar was around in the 8/E timeframe.
The brain cells are mostly gone but when I joined my current company the
computing was a central VAX 780 with VT100 type terminals. I don't remember
the details but know I wrote reports on it. Also created graphic slides with
an HP plotter on it then xeroxed onto transparencies to use with the overhead
projector for meetings.
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