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Re: [midatlanticretro] Re: Fun with the Altair 8800

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  • B Degnan
    ... I first witnessed the whole RF interference music phenomenon when Dave Gesswein played music on his DEC PDP 8e at the Trenton Computer Festival 2005, our
    Message 1 of 7 , Jan 8, 2012
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      At 12:25 PM 1/8/2012, you wrote:
      >Somewhere around here I have some paper tapes (and I think I copied
      >it to a DECTAPE I still have too) for a PDP-9 RF music player. As I
      >recall it was available from DECUS. One of the funniest ones I ever
      >saw (in late 66 or 67) and the only one I ever saw which did this
      >was a music program on an RCA 301 which in addition used the console
      >typewriter for percussion. I never did an RF music player for my
      >SWTPC stuff but did have a couple (still do) of the SS-30 version
      >(there was also an S-100 version IIRC) of the Newtech music board
      >and some music playing software for them. But my favorite use of
      >the Newtech board was a program by Pete Stark called Newtalk which
      >was a talking memory dump program. Quite useful back in the daze
      >for checking when one occasionally entered programs by typing in the
      >executable image from a paper listing.
      >
      >73, J. Chris Hausler

      I first witnessed the whole RF interference music phenomenon when
      Dave Gesswein played music on his DEC PDP 8e at the Trenton Computer
      Festival 2005, our first MARCH event.

      Bill
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