[vcf-midatlantic] IBM 1130

Evan Koblentz evan at vcfed.org
Mon Jan 7 13:11:57 EST 2019


> As an interesting side note on this, FORTH was created on the IBM 1130.
> Chuck Moore wanted to name it FOURTH, but the 1130 only had 5 character
> file names.
>
> In 2011, I contacted Chuck to see if he had and left over materials from
> the 1130 FORTH days. He found some old listings and sent them to me, but I
> didn't notice what he had sent.
>
> Last year, Carl Claunch asked me if I had ever gotten anything from Chuck,
> so I went back and looked. I had about 12 pages of code, and I forwarded it
> to Carl. It turned out to be the entire code for a very early version of
> FORTH. Carl has been working on it to get it running again on his 1130.


One day we'll find people to restore our 1130.



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