End of Prodigy Classic

From: Geoff Roberts <geoffrob_at_stmarks.pp.catholic.edu.au>
Date: Tue Sep 7 21:19:59 1999

----- Original Message -----
From: Bill Pechter <pechter_at_pechter.dyndns.org>
To: Discussion re-collecting of classic computers
Sent: Tuesday, 7 September 1999 10:27
Subject: Re: End of Prodigy Classic

> Geoff Roberts wrote:
> > From: Tom Owad <owad_at_applefritter.com>
> > To: Discussion re-collecting of classic computers
> > <classiccmp_at_u.washington.edu>
> > Sent: Sunday, 5 September 1999 11:00
> > Subject: End of Prodigy Classic

> Actually, CompuServe ran on PDP-10 (DecSystem 10's) and System Concepts
> DecSystem 10 clones.

Oh, ok.

> Interestingly enough, they also let you get down to KL-10 timesharing
> level if you wanted to and they let you write your own programs
> to run on their machines.

Interesting. Can't see them allowing that these days. The world has

> They also invented the Gif file and two protocols for file transfer over
> RS232 (CIS-A and CIS-B).

Yep. knew that.

> The Source ran on Prime systems.

Ah, yes, it was them I misremembered.

> Delphi (General Videotex?) ran on Vax 11/780's.

heard of Delphi, that's about it.

> They probably will get scrapped, though. I figure they'll be Prime
> spare parts for folks still running Prime systems. Still better
> than gold scrap.

So it WAS Primes that ran/run Prodigy then?


Geoff Roberts
Computer Systems Manager
Saint Mark's College
Port Pirie, South Australia.
Email: geoffrob_at_stmarks.pp.catholic.edu.au
ICQ #: 1970476
Received on Tue Sep 07 1999 - 21:19:59 BST

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