SV: IBM system 3 Re: PDP-12 on eBay (IBM 650 on ebay)

From: Mattis Lind <>
Date: Wed Jan 15 15:05:01 2003


I know that The computer club Stacken at Royal Institute of Technology in
Stockholm used to have a KA10
(KATIA) (TIA = 10) and a KI10, KICKI.

Check this web page (in swedish)

I have actually seen then myself a number of times. They were massive..


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[]For William Donzelli
Skickat: den 15 januari 2003 21:36
Amne: Re: IBM system 3 Re: PDP-12 on eBay (IBM 650 on ebay)

> > Rumor had it that there was a whole bunch of -10s at some Scandinavian
> > university (Oslo? Stockholm?) in the 1980s. Anybody know what became
> > of those?
> I know that a user group at a Swedish university has several big, old
> iron machines in storage and some of them in operation. E.g. a 10 m wide
> VAX 11/780, several VAX8000 and VAX6000. Also I saw a DECSYSTEM 20xx...
> some Sun 4, Norsk Data, ... See:

I am convinced that the rumor of Scandanavian -10s is either simply not
true, or blown out of proportion. The group mentioned above does indeed
have a DEC-20 of some sort, but no KA10s or KI10s as the rumor states.

This rumor has been circulating for years. Unless someone gives me
*concrete* evidence, I have to doubt the existence of the mythical -10s.

William Donzelli
Received on Wed Jan 15 2003 - 15:05:01 GMT

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