Ebay horror ...

From: Douglas Quebbeman <dhquebbeman_at_theestopinalgroup.com>
Date: Mon Jun 11 15:53:59 2001

> Not too long ago (and perhaps still) the CDC Cyber 205 was complete and
> sitting in one of the Purdue University salvage buildings. This is a *BIG*
> machine and would require some serious space, power, etc.
> The machine has a panel on it which there are the signatures of many
> people. I think they are the signatures of the installers,
> maintainers, etc.

Do you have connections there?

The first programming environment I used was ALFIE- Algebraic
Language for an Interactive Environment. It was a subsystem
running under Dual-MACE that provided a superset of BASIC,
adding FORTRAN-like formatting.

I really enjoyed running it on the ASR33s...


Of course, morning would be replaced by afternoon and evening
at the appropriate times. I also ran it on some NCR ttys and
the first of many Silent 700s I've used, but it never sounded
quite the same.

Anyway, I'd love to get a copy of the source, if it still
exists in an archive. It'll take some modifications to get
it running under Kronos, but that's just work.

So if you can direct me to the right person, I'd really
appreciate it. Ditto for anyone who might know about the

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