[vcf-midatlantic] Last call for Group Unix Exhibit

Evan Koblentz evan at vcfed.org
Thu Feb 21 14:03:16 EST 2019

>> Hence my question whether there would be interest in early UNIX on a
simulated 11.


Also as I told others, you're welcome to come up here and see if any of the
VCF collection hardware suits you.

On Thu, Feb 21, 2019, 1:56 PM Brian L. Stuart via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:

> On Thu, 2/21/19, Ethan Dicks <ethan.dicks at gmail.com> wrote:
> >... That said, I think an early UNIX
> > is a good idea but I'm less sold on
> > doing it by means of simulation.
> >
> > If I had a known-good Unibus
> > PDP-11, I'd seriously consider putting
> > ...
> > So, yes, I think
> > it would be great to have early UNIX but I'm in it
> > for the hardware.
> This has in fact been my biggest hesitation about this as
> an exhibit for this year.  However, I don't actually have
> any Unibus gear at all.  Between that and the fact that
> I usually have the same exhibit at East and Southeast
> and as you point out transportation of the real thing is
> challenging if not prohibitive, simulation is my best option.
> Having said that, I could pull out a 3b1, but I'm pretty sure
> someone else is already doing that, and the early research
> UNIX is a lot more interesting to me than the commercial.
> The truth is the part that I would find most interesting is
> a deep dive into Lions' commentary on the 6th ed kernel,
> but I don't know how to make an exhibit of that where
> it wouldn't just be a poster session.
> The other option is that I could do another ENIAC
> exhibit.  It just seems a shame to miss the opportunity
> to revisit my early UNIX experience in the 50th
> anniversary year.  Hence my question whether there
> would be interest in early UNIX on a simulated 11.

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