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Re: [midatlanticretro] Grumman C-8573 / ASA-79 Jet Computer

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  • Ray Sills
    Hi Bill: You gotta wonder how much that piece originally cost America s taxpayers... ... 73 de Ray
    Message 1 of 4 , Feb 9, 2007
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      Hi Bill:

      You gotta wonder how much that piece originally cost America's
      taxpayers...

      : )


      73 de Ray

      On Feb 8, 2007, at 10:35 PM, B. Degnan wrote:

      > I was given a Grumman C-8573 / ASA-79 Jet Computer a few months
      > ago, and I decided to open it up to see what was inside. I was
      > told...that this was the computer from an F14, but I was unsure
      > exactly which generation. After a good hour I finally opened up the
      > box to reveal mid-80's components, not late 60's early 70's. See
      > http://microcomputerhistory.com/f14chipset.htm for what I was
      > hoping to find. oh well.
      >
      > Here are the raw images:
      > http://vintagecomputer.net/Grumman/
      >
      > Note that it's an IBM card cage. The chips are from the early to
      > mid 80's. The historical equivalent to an early pentium/late
      > 486 ... boring!
      >
      > I will come back to this. If anyone wants this unit, let me know.
      > It's not really in my area of interest.
      >
      > Bill
      >
    • B Degnan
      I will bring it on the 18th. Anyone else except Evan coming down/up to InfoAge that day? Bill ... -END-
      Message 2 of 4 , Feb 9, 2007
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        I will bring it on the 18th. Anyone else except Evan coming down/up to
        InfoAge that day?
        Bill


        > Can MARCH have it? We'll definitely make a "Computers of the Military"
        > exhibit because of our museum's background.
        >
        > _____
        >
        > From: B. Degnan [mailto:billdeg@...]
        > Sent: Thursday, February 08, 2007 10:35 PM
        > To: midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com
        > Subject: [midatlanticretro] Grumman C-8573 / ASA-79 Jet Computer
        >
        >
        > I was given a Grumman C-8573 / ASA-79 Jet Computer a few months ago, and I
        > decided to open it up to see what was inside. I was told...that this was
        > the computer from an F14, but I was unsure exactly which generation. After
        > a
        > good hour I finally opened up the box to reveal mid-80's components, not
        > late 60's early 70's. See http://microcomputerhistory.com/f14chipset.htm
        > for what I was hoping to find. oh well.
        >
        > Here are the raw images:
        > http://vintagecomputer.net/Grumman/
        >
        > Note that it's an IBM card cage. The chips are from the early to mid 80's.
        > The historical equivalent to an early pentium/late 486 ... boring!
        >
        > I will come back to this. If anyone wants this unit, let me know. It's not
        > really in my area of interest.
        >
        > Bill
        >
        >
        >


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