[rescue] Commodore and other kit

Geoffrey S. Mendelson gsm at mendelson.com
Sat Feb 16 11:36:56 CST 2008

On Fri, Feb 15, 2008 at 10:16:13AM -0500, Jonathan Katz wrote:

> Your ex-wife stole your heathkit. A tragedy in its own right, but  
> when this phrase is repeated on its own I find it amusingly odd, and  
> I'm sure others here do, too. It's almost like the beginning of a  
> country-western tune. "my wife stole my heathkit and my nixie tubes  
> and all she left me with is this VAX grant continuity card."

She did leave my Mckay-Dymek Nixe tube digital clock. :-)
(now long gone).

I've only touched a VAX once, around 1987. I have never done
anything except tried to copy a tape (with no success). 

I've used all sorts of computers, HP 2000 series, Philco 1000,
CDC 6400, IBM 360/370 and so on, SDS, Buroughs, and all sorts
of micro computers, Sun, etc. But I've never really done anything
with a DEC computer.

If you remember the VM Software ad from the 1980's, I really did
discuss channel programs at parties. :-)


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