Gaps in the collection (was Re: rarest computers. )

From: Ethan Dicks <>
Date: Tue Aug 3 20:33:34 2004

On Tue, Aug 03, 2004 at 11:48:42PM +0100, Tony Duell wrote:
> I fact let's start a thread of what items people feel are missing from
> their collections, Here's mine... (No, I am not asking for any of these...)
> PDP10 (any model)

Me, too. I missed a KL10 taken home by an ex-CompuServant by six months.
(it was in his garage, then he pitched it). I was hoping to pick up a
discarded SC-25 or SC-30 when those were obsoleted, but I heard through
the grapevine that those were collected by Systems Concepts.

So... I have to content myself with running klh10 in the meantime (901 hours
of uptime since I last rebooted to get the NI20 going).
> PDP12 (I have the full set of manuals)

Boy, that'd be nice, too... or maybe a LINC-8
> Apple Lisa (I'd like to see how much worse it was than the classic PERQ)

I wouldn't mind one of those, either. I remember using them before the Mac
came out (at the local University). I couldn't compare them to a PERQ, but
I could compare them to my experiences with the original Macintosh in 1984.

In the 12-bit world, I'm still missing a PDP-8/m, a PDP-8/f, and a WT-78.
I have an -8/e, so the -8/f is really optional, but since the -8/m is
a little different (smaller box, LED front panel...) that'd be a nice one
to have, too.

I really have enough classic CPUs to keep me busy for the rest of my life.
What I'm always on the lookout for is *peripherals* for those CPUs, especially
disks for pre-1985 DEC machines.


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