[vcf-midatlantic] Museum 3B1 & PDP-8

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Thu Oct 31 12:57:46 EDT 2019

On 10/31/19 12:46 PM, Neil Cherry wrote:
>>> I used to use the 3b1 quite heavily in the early '90s, and
>>> I'm pretty sure I remember running a build of rogue on
>>> it, though I usually ran without the windowing system to
>>> get a full 80 columns.
>>    Now that you mention it, I believe nethack could be built on the 3B1
>> as well.
> Nethack, rogue, Zork should be available. I suspect a lot of
> games were available for the 3B1.

  All of the standard stuff from the larger UNIX world.

> Learned Emacs lisp on the 3B1. But I had been using Emacs since
> the 70's so that isn't a surprise. I can only use a few basic command
> combinations with vi but it was worth knowing since there was always
> a good chance it was on any Unix machine you worked with.

  And this is still true, though along with everything else, vi has
grown a lot since it first hit the streets in the 1970s.


Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA

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