Punched card readers

From: Jeff Hellige <jhellige_at_earthlink.net>
Date: Fri Jun 22 17:15:36 2001

>Are you sure anyone is still using the Harris Mini's? BTW, I believe they
>were a Harris 550. They were supposed to be phased out around the same time
>as the Honeywell DPS-6's that made up SNAP I. I think NEETS Module 21 has a
>little info on the Harris Mini.

        I'll have to see if I still have that NEETS module here. I
don't remember the section on the Harris systems though. I know some
of the oilers were still using them since the ship wasn't large
enough to accomodate the Honeywell systems. The last time I actually
worked on one was in '93. Even the Honeywell's are being replaced by
micro's running Unix though.

>Also, if anyone has the sourcecode for the "Star Trek" game that ran on the
>Harris systems I'd love to get my hands on a copy! It wasn't the standard
>X-Y Grid based Star Trek that has run on just about every platform (although
>I think they did have one like that also).

        I've played the Star Trek as installed on the DPS-6 but never
on the Harris. Given the wide spread porting of that game, it'd be
interesting to see an archive that included the various source
versions for it.

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