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From Niclas Hedhman <nic...@hedhman.org>
Subject Re: Self introduction as a new commiter
Date Mon, 09 Jun 2003 23:59:54 GMT
On Sunday 08 June 2003 06:29 pm, Noel J. Bergman wrote:
> > >spent some time with 8-32kb PDP-11-style
> > >computer-like appliences, and it was fun
> >
> > Back in the days of real computers.
> I have the original KIM-1 manuals.  But those are only old in terms of the
> PC.  I am probably the only one here to have actually seen an old drum
> memory (albiet one sitting in storage in Room 100), or a mercury delay
> line.

Drum memories, such modernities!!! How about coil-wound DRAMs, from days when 
computers computed and not stored??

First non-personal-computer I used in 81/82, had drum memories still operating 
as virtual memory.

Those were the days...


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