RT11 SIG tapes

From: John Foust <jfoust_at_threedee.com>
Date: Wed Jul 15 09:11:38 1998

At 06:39 AM 7/15/98 -0800, Tim Shoppa wrote:
>Gees, I feel kind of left out. I've been maintaining the RT-11 sig tapes
>for most of a decade now, and when somebody finds a pile nobody thinks
>about asking me.

I think they will now.

>(I have nightmares about the only remaining
>copy of the Fall 77 tape being chewed up by a person who throws it
>on a 9-track drive without taking all the precautions....!)

One of the sections of my web page is devoted to preserving the history
of the UCSD P-System. According to Ken Bowles, head of the project,
he kept source disks to all releases for versions III and IV in storage
for about fifteen years, then he decided they were useless and that
the world had no interest in them, so he threw them out. A few years
after that, he started receiving inquiries about that source. By
that time, any of the subsequent licensees of the P-System and UCSD
Pascal no longer had any copies of that source, either.

- John
Jefferson Computer Museum <http://www.threedee.com/jcm>
Received on Wed Jul 15 1998 - 09:11:38 BST

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