[vcf-midatlantic] HP Paper Tape BASIC

Jeffrey Brace jeffrey at vcfed.org
Wed Mar 3 04:30:59 UTC 2021

On Tue, Mar 2, 2021 at 12:42 AM Mike Loewen via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:

>     I've done a short video on loading and running paper tape BASIC on my
> HP
> 2108A minicomputer:
> http://q7.neurotica.com/Oldtech/HP/2108A/PaperTapeEdited.mp4
>     I just got this working, this evening.
>     HP 2108A with 32KW RAM, 12531D terminal interface (2400 baud), 12597A
> interface for the 2748B high speed paper tape reader, and a 2645A terminal.

It's nice to see these machines in action!
That is a fast papertape reader! I love it!
Next time, please show the papertape rewinder so that we can see it on the
video. It was out of frame.
That terminal needs some tender loving care with the glass. Bring it to the
next repair workshop!
Why was there an error at the beginning of loading Lunar Lander?
More practice in playing that game ;)
It took me a few hours to get the landering just right when playing on the
Apple I.

> Mike Loewen                             mloewen at cpumagic.scol.pa.us
> Old Technology                          http://q7.neurotica.com/Oldtech/

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