PDP-1 (was Re: OT and getting further OT...)

From: Adrian Graham <witchy_at_binarydinosaurs.co.uk>
Date: Fri Feb 11 19:27:10 2005

> This is incredibly cool. This is like restoring and playing
> with the original Difference Engine, only it actually does
> something. Have you posted this to any of the larger
> retrogaming websites? I wonder how the gaming community will
> perceive this, i.e. if they will really understand the
> significance since it relates directly to everything they stand for.

It makes no noise so they won't understand it :) At least, not the current
gaming community. The people I was talking to today at my exhibition would
more than likely think it was Most Cool, but they were mostly the same age
as me or older. Anyone younger than say 25 would probably not believe it was
the real thing from 1961, but I'm guessing. When I told people the mouse
input device originated in the mid 60s they were astounded, and doubly
astounded when I told them the mechanism used in most domestic CD players
also originated in the 60s. (I hope I'm right on that one :)


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