4381 (was: Re: Grrrrrr)

From: Enrico Badella <enrico.badella_at_softstar.it>
Date: Fri Nov 26 01:57:27 1999

Dag Spicer wrote:
> Hi Enrico,
> You may heartened to know to that the History Center has a complete,
> runnable, IBM 4381 in its collection. It was in use up to time of donation
> (last October) at the A. C. Delco plant in Rochester, NY.
> The machine is on display and in excellent condition. All necessary
> cabling, and I believe system software (we received about 100 reels of tape
> we haven't read yet), a million punch cards (literally), and manuals formed
> part of the donation.

Is it running/runnable?

Have you investigated the legal aspects of running the original IBM software
on it? I received a mean letter from a guy, apparently not from IBM, saying
it was illegal to run the VM version the previous owner had installed.

Just now I saw thet you are the Editorial Board of the IEEE Annals. I love
it. Why don't you add a small section dedicate to hobbyist restoration
suggestions or ways to meet other guys/machines. I find it hard to
locate other persons with this hobby, at least in Italy


Enrico Badella email: enrico.badella_at_softstar.it
Soft*Star srl eb_at_vax.cnuce.cnr.it
InterNetworking Specialists tel: +39-011-746092
Via Camburzano 9 fax: +39-011-746487
10143 Torino, Italy

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Received on Fri Nov 26 1999 - 01:57:27 GMT

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