Historical Research

From: Sam Ismail <dastar_at_crl.com>
Date: Tue Jun 24 02:47:33 1997

On Mon, 23 Jun 1997, Marvin wrote:

> I guess another thing that would be useful would be the initial starting
> point of the serial numbers for each computer. I find by looking at the
> date code on the ICs, I can get *some* idea of when a machine was
> actually built. Of course, that assumes that the chips were used
> shortly after they were made, and I generally look at a variety of chips
> to find the latest date code. I hadn't thought of ECO's; that sounds
> like a good idea. Thanks!

I've found that some serial numbers will start with 100... instead of,
say, just 1. So the first will end up being 1000001. Another example is
the Apple ][ which started with 2001.

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