Talk Of Building A Computer...

From: Kevin McQuiggin <>
Date: Thu Nov 20 00:10:39 1997

Hi Tim:

If you're going to try this, I'd suggest starting with something simple
like an adder or a flip flop, or a register. You'd get an idea of what
would be involved with a simple processor. But I think it would end up
being pretty expensive.

How about digging out some old stuff from Konrad Zuse and building an
elctromechanical (i.e. relay-based) machine?

For the way-outs, see "The Apraphulian Wonder" from "The Magic Machine" by
A.K. Dewdney.


At 08:55 AM 97/11/20 +0000, you wrote:
>Hello... some time ago, there was talk of building a computer, and now I
>think that I've got a (bad, possibly) idea. In the earlier half of this
>century, transistors weren't avaible... vaccum tubes... huge ones, but
>now, the transistor has made small ones possible. My point: If we were
>to take a tubed design, and re-build it with transistors, we could
>probably make it a decent size.
> So, what da ya think?
> Tim D. Hotze

Kevin McQuiggin VE7ZD
Received on Thu Nov 20 1997 - 00:10:39 GMT

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