Lost Treasures (was: Cray-1)

From: Jack Peacock <peacock_at_simconv.com>
Date: Thu Apr 30 18:22:03 1998

>Some sick minded person might gut a NeXT cube and use it as >a little
stool for flowers at an exhibit of abstract art ;) >

In the early S-100 days (1975) the engineering lab I worked in got an
early Altair (we needed small cheap computers to embed in environmental
monitoring instruments). A few months later we got one of the first
IMSAIs. After about 3 minutes of comparing the two, we voted to use
IMSAIs and the Altair was relegated to being the doorstop for the lab
doors. I assume it wound up in a surplus action some number of years
after I left. BTW, the embedded controller we actually used in the
instruments was a single board Intel 8080, their evaluation kit board,
the precursor to Multibus. We used the IMSAIs to develop and test the
code in the lab.
        Jack Peacock
Received on Thu Apr 30 1998 - 18:22:03 BST

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