aviion 4000 info

From: Jeffrey S. Worley <Technoid_at_30below.com>
Date: Sun Feb 2 11:34:08 2003

I can relate. I got really hot and bothered when I got my MV. I took
five months of solid after-work labor to bring it back to life. It is a
close relative of the Eagle machine that was the basis for Tracy
Kidder's Pulitzer prize winner 'Soul of a New Machine' which I read from
the camp library in Okinawa.

Man, I scoured the Earth for install tapes. I eventually found them and
strangely only four miles from my home in NC. I had to buy a 9track
drive and rig it to the MV, but it worked.

DG has a rich history. I'm sorry it has fallen into such a hole. They
are a part of EMC now. EMC bought them for their disk array technology.
No more DG computers that I'm aware of after that.



-----Original Message-----
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On Behalf Of John Honniball
Sent: Sunday, February 02, 2003 10:06 AM
To: cctalk_at_classiccmp.org
Subject: Re: aviion 4000 info

Jeffrey S. Worley wrote:
> There were two kinds of Aviion (Nova in reverse if you didn't know).

Wow! No, I hadn't spotted that! Now I want one even more than I
did before. Darn, and the house is full.

> There was a Motorola 88k CPU-based version (sometimes multiprocessor),

That's the one I want, the 88000 version. A CPU chip that I don't
yet have. Anybody know of a source of these in the UK? Or even a
Nova, if it's not too big. I did see one of those in the Science
Museum, next to the brain scanner exhibit.

John Honniball
Received on Sun Feb 02 2003 - 11:34:08 GMT

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