[rescue] PDP on EBay
rdarlington at gmail.com
Tue May 29 01:18:22 CDT 2007
Don't know about a pdp/8, but you can see a pdp11/70 up and running in
full force @ the VLA office here in New Mexico. I was pretty
surprised to see a 30 year old system handling signal combining from
the big radio telescope dishes. The best computers I saw on their
desks were a mix of Sun Ultra 1's and some fairly old PCs.
On 5/28/07, Earl D. Baugh Jr. <earl at baugh.org> wrote:
> > On Friday 25 May 2007 15:08, velociraptor wrote:
> >> Listing URL:
> >> http://cgi.ebay.com/Digital-Electrical-Component-NR_W0QQitemZ17011454
> >> 1243QQihZ007QQcategoryZ4668QQcmdZViewItem
> >> Currently @ $.99.
> >> Not affiliated, just happened across it while looking at their other
> >> offerings.
> >> From that photo, it's hard to tell if they're selling a whole
> >> machine,
> > or just a frontpanel... or if it even has any board in it.
> > It's unfortunate that the seller seems to be completely useless for
> > answering questions too; the FAQ they have says that if you have a
> > question, "study the picture carefully".
> > Grr.
> > Pat
> Well, it went for over $300 (or at least was bid up to that...)
> EBay now hides the bidder names, so no idea who won it...
> So, where would one go and see a PDP like this? I'm in Atlanta,
> and the only place I've read of (aside from a few rescuer's houses)
> would be the Boston Computer Museum and perhaps one other place
> in SF.
> I don't recall seeing one at the Smithsonian when they had their
> age... though I did see a Apple 1 (with wooden case) and Pournells
> and my one and only viewing of a Sun 1...
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