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31333Re: [midatlanticretro] PDP-11 Programmers WANTED!

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  • Dave McGuire
    Jun 19, 2013
      On 06/19/2013 09:42 AM, brian_cirulnick wrote:
      > Dunno if you've seen this article, but it turns out that Nuclear Plants are going to keep their existing PDP-11's running until 2050, so right now, GE is scouring Vintage Computer forums in search of PDP-11 programmers....
      > http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/06/19/nuke_plants_to_keep_pdp11_until_2050/
      > Yes boys and girls, vintage computing is alive and well in places like Insurance, Banks, and Nuclear Power. Funny how things that are CRITICAL to running our infrastructure aren't running Windows.

      Yup. And in that industry, it isn't "vintage computing". It's just
      the way it's done, the right tool for the job.


      Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
      New Kensington, PA
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