[rescue] Cold War hardware movements - was Re: WTB: Functioning VAX machine

Phil Stracchino alaric at metrocast.net
Mon Feb 20 06:17:19 CST 2012

On 02/20/2012 02:01 AM, Toby Thain wrote:
> Plus, given the importance of PDP-11 clones, the Soviet bloc must have 
> had hardware at some point; if the embargo had been perfect they'd have 
> invented their own architecture, I speculate. They certainly were 
> capable of it. It's not clear what real benefit compatibility is, under 
> the circumstances.

"It takes the Americans fifty million dollars to develop [fill in the
blank].  We find an American engineer who's having trouble paying his
mortgage, and we get it for fifty thousand."  (Direct quote to the best
of my recollection.)

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