Estimated Price Of A "Classic" PDP-8?

From: Vintage Computer Festival <>
Date: Mon Jan 26 12:07:40 2004

On Sun, 25 Jan 2004, William Maddox wrote:

> Why do people value the Straight-8 so much when the 8/E was the pinnacle
> of the family in terms of the kind of system it would support?

Because it looks MUCH prettier (look at all those Flip Chip modules; it
looks just like a "Giant Brain"), and it was the first. Plus it's much
rarer than the 8/e.

> Certainly, if you just want to run an 8, you'd be best advised to avoid
> the Straight 8.

Sure, but for cool factor, the straight-8 wins hands down.

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