Old stuff found + help identifying...

From: Sellam Ismail <foo_at_siconic.com>
Date: Thu Jun 28 18:44:34 2001

On Thu, 28 Jun 2001, Carlos Murillo wrote:

> A few days ago one of the storage rooms at the university
> was cleaned up and I grabbed all the computer-related stuff
> that I could. Not a lot of variety, though. Besides
> from the wintel carcasses and Mac plus remains, I found
> one Datapoint 1550 and several modules from a type system that
> I have never seen. The cpu, floppy disk drives and graphics
> modules snap onto each other's side very neatly. There are
> several of these systems, with the corresponding monitors and
> keyboards. Alas, the only power supply unit that I found
> is incomplete and badly damaged. Do you guys have some
> info about these systems? Pics can be found at

The Datapoint 1550 is I believe just a terminal, but it may well be a
full-fledged computer. I know the model 1600 and 1800 are all-in-one
computers which were actually meant to be the CPU in a multi-node
Datapoint network (connected via ARCNET).

Look inside the unit and if there is a card cage then it's most likely a
CPU. Late 1970's vintage.

The modular boxes are a Convergent Technologies NGEN multi-user system.
They ran either Unix or some other DOS which currently escapes me.
Mid-80s vintage.

Sellam Ismail Vintage Computer Festival
International Man of Intrigue and Danger http://www.vintage.org
Received on Thu Jun 28 2001 - 18:44:34 BST

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