archiving history (was: Tektronix Workstations)

From: Uncle Roger <>
Date: Thu Jan 8 20:13:22 1998

At 10:12 AM 1/8/98 -0500, you wrote:
>Tektronix made a number of interesting UN*X workstations (their flavor
>The following is some info about these that I collected from someone
>who worked at Tektronix during the time:
>The Magnolia was a proof-of-concept design, built in small quantities for
>Here's a quick run-down (somewhat chronological):

This is the kind of info that I really believe should be archived on the web
for all eternity.

I don't own a tektronix ws now, so although interesting, it's not something
I really want to clutter up my email folders with.

However, I might just get one next week. In which case, I'd really want
this info. But, I wouldn't want to bother Bill for it again (and again and

If it were on a web page somewhere, a search in Alta Vista (or whichever
search engine one used) would turn it up.

So, I would like to *really* encourage people who have this sort of info to
put it on the web.

Of course, it's all fine and dandy for me to say that (especially when I
have yet to get *my* collection online!) when I know you all have more
important things to do and more important stuff to fill your webspace with.

So, I'll offer to host and html-ize any stuff like this anyone wants to send
me. Just dump it (any kind of: history, folklore, specs, special commands,
secret codes, easter eggs, power supply voltages, etc.) in an e-mail and
send it to me at <> and I'll get it on-line. (It won't
necessarily be beautiful, but it will be useable.)


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Received on Thu Jan 08 1998 - 20:13:22 GMT

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