What computer is this front panel for?

From: Jeffrey Sharp <jss_at_subatomix.com>
Date: Sat Feb 15 02:19:00 2003

On Friday, February 14, 2003, Vintage Computer Festival wrote:
VCF> IMSAI switches are a bit wider and more square. These look like they
VCF> slide like PDP switches. The IMSAI switches have a definite <click> to
VCF> them.

The click, or lack thereof, is one of the things that has most surprised me
in this hobby. When all I knew was a set of pictures, I just assumed that
all the switches on all the blinkenlights panels of all the manufacturers
clicked. When I flipped my first DEC switches (A PDP-8 in Saint Louis, I
think), I thought they were broken. They slid smoothly instead of clicking.

Not all DEC switches slide, though. I had a PDP-11/10 chassis once, and the
switches on it clicked.

Jeffrey Sharp
Received on Sat Feb 15 2003 - 02:19:00 GMT

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