[rescue] $35 50gig drives

Phil Stracchino phil.stracchino at speakeasy.net
Wed May 4 15:38:52 CDT 2005

Sheldon T. Hall wrote:
> That wasn't the first computer I worked on, though.  That would be an NCR
> 315.  56 kilobytes of 12-bit "slabs".  Real wound core memory.  Vacuum tubes
> in the paper tape reader.  CRAM cards.  No OS at all, just whatever program
> you were running.  All the I/O, including the remote terminals, were just
> memory locations you had to poll.  Programming language was "NEAT".  We ran
> a half-billion dollar bank on that thing....

Wow, I remember NCR NEAT.  It was the primary language on the
Burroughs-NCR 8100 that I learned Algol on.

The first machine I used was a frankenDEC, a PDP10 and a PDP11/70 linked
by a custom high-speed interface that Hatfield Polytechnic called HETTI
(Hatfield Eleven-To-Ten Interface).

 Phil Stracchino
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