How many computers?

From: Ethan Dicks <>
Date: Tue Jul 14 09:28:58 1998

Well, here goes:
(Exact quantities not listed, but ranging from 1 to some, depending
on the model)

  PET 2001 (32k), 8032 (w/D9060 and D9090 hard disk)
  SX-64 (one with w/1.3" IDE hard disk!)
  SYM-1 (recent aquisition, not yet powered on)

  Amiga 1000, 500, 2000, 2000 tower, A3000, A4000, CD-32
  Perkin-Elmer 7380 (SYSIII UNIX)
  Motorola Trainer (SBC 4Mhz 68K + 32K DRAM)
  Software Results Corp. "Node" (prototypes for a WAN router, from former job)
  Software Results Corp. "ASP" (pocket-sized ASYNC<->SYNC protocol converter
                                w/68008, ROM, RAM, Z8530 SIO, from former job)
  Mac 512Ke (800K floppy), Mac Plus, Mac SE, SE/30.

  Elf (self-built) and COSMAC VIP.

  3/60, SPARC1, SPARC2, IPX, IPC, LX.

  8200, uVAXII, UVAXI, 11/730, 11/750, uVAX2000

  11/34a, 11/24, 11/03, 11/23, MINC-11, 11/23+, DATARAM (3rd party Qbus box
  with 8" floppy (not real RX01) and Dilog DQ614 + MFM disk emulating RL02),
  11/05, 11/20 parts, 11/70 (coming soon), 11/04, PRO-350, PRO-380

  -8, -8/L, -8/i, -8/e, -8/a, DECmate I, DECmate II, DECmate III (don't have
  any examples of -8/S or WT78)

  Z-80 Starter Kit (new aquisition, not yet powered on).

Video games
  Sega Genesis (68000), Odyssey 1 (analog), Gorf (arcade, stand-up, Z-80).

And, last but least, PeeCee Cloans
  Zenith XT portable (used as a portable terminal), Commodore PC-10 (used as
  a ROM/PAL burner), IBM 5150 PC (running a 68000 hardware tracer/debugger),
  2-slot 486 (2" tall chassis, running as a Linux router for cable modem),
  P133 (Linux/W95/NT), P90, 486SLC (souped-up 386), numerous 486 motherboards.

On the network (10BaseFL/10Base2/10BaseT) are a WebRamp (dial-in/dial-out
router), two Amigas, two SPARCs, the PC-10 (ROM burner) and two Pentia. If
I could get an ethernet adapter for a C-64, I'd do it.

In case this sounds like a little much, I do make my own peripherals - I
used to manufacture an intelligent serial card for VAXen and PDP-11's (The
COMBOARD(R), 68000 based, with DMA interface to Qbus/Unibus/VAXBI), and do
still make a board for the Amiga, the GG2 Bus+, that lets you stick ISA
peripherals in your Amiga (Ethernet, IDE disk, 8250/16550 serial and
printer). Much of the big iron is related to current and former manufacturing
and testing.

Last week, I bought a worthy place to store/display the collection - a spot
of land at the edge of town (Columbus, OH), with a house and a 1500 sq. ft.
quonset hut. The museum opens in 1999. Stay tuned for announcements.

I was going to name the museum the Society for Historical Infomation
Technology, but thought better of it. ;-) The Foundation for Ubiquitous
Computer Knowledge is right out.
Received on Tue Jul 14 1998 - 09:28:58 BST

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