14558Re: [midatlanticretro] Here's the TV clip
- Oct 1, 2009I just caught the segment on the channel 118. I may record it later this
evening on the Mac.
FWIW, my visit just those few short weeks ago brought back fond memories
of my many treks to the Evans Area to service some MicroVAXes in one of
the buildings. In fact, when I left the VCF, I'd walked out through the
guard house. Wow, did that evoke memories for me.
If you walk straight ahead when you go through the guard house, there is
a building with a couple of steps up and double doors. Inside there and
to the left first or second door was where a large MicroVAX installation
used to be. Back in those days, ethernet ran over what we affectionately
called etherhose. A large yellow coaxial cable. I doubt that that was
actually removed from the ceiling in that building because it fed out to
other rooms to service terminal servers for the Army personnel that used
the MicroVAX systems. If you can gain access to that building, you can
get yourselves some ethernet (circa 1982 V2.0 Blue book spec.) etherhose
and ethernet transceivers. Just pull it down out of the ceiling. You
want vintage, that is it... the first generation ethernet. It's come a
long way from 10b5.
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