Forth was Re: The definition of On Topic

From: Huw Davies <>
Date: Mon Jan 31 06:19:52 2005

On 31/01/2005, at 7:05 PM, Lawrence Wilkinson wrote:

> On Sun, 2005-01-30 at 23:35, Computer Collector Newsletter wrote:
>> Yeah, if I recall, last time we had this thread someone brought up
>> Forth being
>> used in a Lotus.
>> Ummm, that's Lotus the British sports car company, not Lotus the
>> software
>> company!
> Hmmm, maybe that was me. In the mid '90s I worked for the company which
> made the dashboard for the Elise, and it is indeed based on a 68HC11
> running Forth. The company is 'Stack' ( - now
> you see where the name comes from. See
> <
> body_bluestack.html> for what the innards look like - there are two
> stepper motors for the dials.

No why did you have to post this :-)

I'd just decided to buy a new Golf Turbo Diesel and now you tell me if
I spend about $60K more I can
get a car that runs Forth.....

OK, to add a little bit of CC to this. ISTR that Forth was originally
developed on PDP-11s but what other classic hardware of the era was it
used? Which of these will fit inside the Golf :-)

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