HP's -- slick stuff, high price. Great mechanicals

From: Eric Smith <eric_at_brouhaha.com>
Date: Mon Nov 22 02:17:29 1999

Bill Pechter <pechter_at_pechter.dyndns.org> wrote:
> I showed him the 11/780 design and layout and diags and he walked me
> over to the HP mini. One slick piece of hardware. The boards were
> cabled together neatly with one over the edge cable. All the traces
> were gold plated and it was a pretty sight.
> He said HP stood for one thing "High Priced." But he was right about
> the quality for the price. First rate mechanicals.

Actually, DEC used over-the-edge cabling on an early minicomputer, and
abandoned it because it was LESS reliable than backplane connection,
and also made the machines much harder to service.

Reference: _Computer Engineering: A DEC View of Hardware Systems Design_
Received on Mon Nov 22 1999 - 02:17:29 GMT

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