Packrat genome project questions

From: Francis Bell <>
Date: Tue Jan 29 20:35:44 2002

My first was an Elliott 903. It had an optical
paper tape reader and a Vectrex tape punch.
16K of core store. I/O was a teletype.

No operating system, we just used to load Fortran IV
from tape and leave it in core.

The best programs we had for this machine were:
  Playing "the entry of the queen of Sheeba"
  on the built-in speaker;
  Making text banners out of paper tape;
  "Magic", a program for copying paper tapes

Sadly this machine was scrapped many years ago.

>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Mike Ford []
>>How many people on this list still have their 1st computer? 
>>second? third?
>>every computer you ever used/owned?
Received on Tue Jan 29 2002 - 20:35:44 GMT

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