[vcf-midatlantic] Last call for Group Unix Exhibit

Andrew Diller dillera at gmail.com
Thu Feb 21 22:09:08 EST 2019


I'll be bringing my PiDP-8 that I built. I didn't put on the serial port so it will be just for show, but I'll have a hidden Macintosh running SIMH and some old versions of unix with serial terminals if I can get it all working.


> On Feb 21, 2019, at 2:32 PM, Jameel Akari via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
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>> On Thu, Feb 21, 2019 at 12:29 PM Brian L. Stuart via vcf-midatlantic
>> <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
>>> I haven't really decided for sure about what I want to
>>> exhibit this year.  One option I've been considering is
>>> to set up one of Oscar's PiDP-11 model PDP-11/70s
>>> running 6ed UNIX to show some about early UNIX.
>>> Would there be interest in such an exhibit and would
>>> it be welcome in the group UNIX Exhibi
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> I would say yes.  If real PDP-11 hardware can reasonably come together in time, I think everyone would love to have that, but if not, it'd still be great to see those early almost-50-year-old roots.
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> On 2019-02-21 13:22, Ethan Dicks via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
>> So, yes, I think it would be great to have early UNIX but I'm in it
>> for the hardware.
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> And absent the hardware I'd say, let's see the early UNIX on whatever we can.  Print a poster showing the real hardware with a banana for scale and people will understand why the PiDP-11 is there instead. ;)
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> -- 
> Jameel Akari



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