[rescue] FS: Another BeBox
vance at ikickass.org
Sun Mar 3 19:38:46 CST 2002
On Sun, 3 Mar 2002 dave at cca.org wrote:
> >> >What about the thinking machine CM line? Those had a darn high BL factor.
> >> Yes, but for *usefull* blinkenlights, the PDPs still win.
> >> (Unless you go back to 50s mainframes. Some of those front panels make
> >> the PDPs look minimalist.)
> >I don't know. I have a *new* mainframe with several dozen useful
> What was the last IBM mainframe with a full front panel? Or do
> they actually still have switches / hex knobs? Or keypads, like
> the S/36?
Nowadays there's a rackmount PC with specialized hardware running inside
the main frame. The blinkenlights to which I was referring were in the
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