[Fwd: Re: Would you buy a used PDP-8 from this man?]

From: Tom Jennings <tomj_at_wps.com>
Date: Wed Jan 14 15:00:01 2004

(re: http://www.cathodecorner.com/sonny.jpg)

Yes indeed, and I did! Man I wish I had all the junk I bought from

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From: David Forbes <>
To: Tom Jennings <tomj_at_wps.com>
Subject: Re: Would you buy a used PDP-8 from this man?
Date: 14 Jan 2004 13:37:17 -0700


This photo is scanned in from the October 1982 issue of National
Geographic magazine, which I just found at the thrift store. It has
an article about The Chip, and another about Silicon Valley. Humorous

The guy with the bowtie is Sonny Monosson of American Used Computer
in Boston MA. I remember you saying that you used to go there now and
then in your youth.

I remember getting their ads in the late seventies, when I was using
PDP-11s in high school and college. I would drool over the
possibility of getting an obsolete 11 for home use, but the shipping
was so expensive back then. I imagine the power bill would be
something to behold also.

All I remember about the Heathkit LSI-11 I used at Optical Sciences
is that it was slower, instruction for instruction, than the Z-80 I
also used.

--David Forbes, Tucson, AZ
Received on Wed Jan 14 2004 - 15:00:01 GMT

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