1739Re: [midatlanticretro] UPDATE: DEC stuff from Pearl River
- Nov 10, 2005that's great....see you then. I want to learn more about the 11/73 myself.
At 07:32 PM 11/10/2005 +0000, you wrote:
>I picked up the rest of the DEC equipment being donated to the museum
>by Norm Canfield. I'll be brining it all down on Saturday, and would
>appreciate help unloading!
>Norm says we ought to be able to get the machine running pretty easily,
>provided we use the 1173 and floppy that John Allain picked up, since
>they are already configured to all work together. (John, am I correct
>in my understanding that you will be bringing these units on Saturday?)
>Anyway, since I'm not a DEC person, I'm not completely sure what-all is
>in the car. IIRC, there are one or two tape drives (one has a contoller
>board), a box of misc boards (including boards for a machine Norm
>didn't have), a couple of DEC and Diablo printers (some with spare
>ribbons), another 1173 that Norm says will take a lot of effort to
>configure, a box of mag tapes, a tower case for the 1173, and a bunch
>of documentation. I have to leave it to you DECkies to sort it all out.
>And (except for this Sat when he'll be unavailable at a family
>function) Norm will be happy to consult with you via phone, if you need
>Bottom line: with all Norm's stuff together, we should have a running
>DEC system pretty easily and quickly.
>If it fits the plan for Saturday's tasks, I for one would like to see
>what all this stuff I've been hauling around can actually do!
>See you Saturday!
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