PDP 8/I stuff

From: Ethan Dicks <ethan_dicks_at_yahoo.com>
Date: Thu Jul 13 15:42:15 2000

--- Mike Cruse <mcruse_at_acm.org> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I finally take delivery of my PDP 8/I next week. It comes with a couple of
> tape drives and a high speed paper tape reader.
> I'm am now looking for anything PDP 8/I related including books, paper tapes,
> peripherals (especially an ASR33 teletype)

I may have mentioned this already, but since you have a high-speed paper
tape reader, you can get by with a VT220 as a 20mA terminal. I swap one
off of my PDP-8/L to save paper when playing around. 95% of the tapes I
have are fan-fold. One of the ones that isn't is a floating point package
for 8K paper tape BASIC that I need to load Star Trek, and at the moment,
my 8K expander box is not attached.

It's not authentic, but it _is_ convenient.

BTW, is there a good modern source for the Mate-n-Lok connectors that wre in
common usage for 20mA cables? I'd like to make a switchbox.


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