Emulators of Classic Computers

From: William Donzelli <aw288_at_osfn.org>
Date: Thu Jan 22 23:58:21 2004

> One could always design some sort of spring-loaded sockets for them in
> order to make them as useful as real tubes/valves. Without sockets,
> circuitry containing them would be as annoying to repair as circuits
> using non-socketed ICs.

Very true, but the truth is that the damn things just never die.

Never common outside the government, these days subminis can be a little
difficult to find. Most of the time they are pretty cheap ($1 tubes, NIB,
at some lucky hamfests), simply because nobody needs them!

William Donzelli
Received on Thu Jan 22 2004 - 23:58:21 GMT

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