Medieval methods... (was Re: Got a question....PDP? VAX?)

From: Derek Peschel <>
Date: Tue Mar 16 11:12:29 1999

Marvin wrote:
> John Foust wrote:

> > Hey, there's a roll of paper tape for sale on eBay, current bid $17... :-)

> I guess it is time to auction off some punch cards now ... one at a time
> :). Actually, I am toying around with putting one punch card on ebay just
> to see what would happen. It is a bit unusual though in that it is imprinted
> with "Leo Computers", and just to keep it a set, perhaps putting one sheet
> of original Leo Computers stationary. Anyone here remember Leo Computers
> (late 40's, early 50's)?

You mean Lyons, the people who produced the LEO? I think it was the first
commercially sold computer; it was a cleaned-up version of one of the
British research machines (Manchester Mark I? EDSAC?).

-- Derek
Received on Tue Mar 16 1999 - 11:12:29 GMT

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