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Re: Chown ???



On Thu, 2009-04-09 at 11:19 -0400, Jim wrote:
> Rick Stevens wrote:
> > Jim wrote:
> >> Rick Stevens wrote:
> >>> Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
> >>>> On Wed, 2009-04-08 at 15:27 +0000, g wrote:
> >>>>> Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
> >>>>>
> >>>>>> ttys
> >>>>> 'b-'. you did not answer which model and usage of paper. :)
> >>>>
> >>>> asr33, paper scroll :-)
> >>>
> >>> ASR33s also had the paper tape punch and reader.  KSR33s did not.  I 
> >>> had both hooked up to my Altair 8800 back in '77 via 110 baud, 20mA 
> >>> current
> >>> loop serial interfaces.
> >>>
> >>> Ah, memories!
> >>>
> >> ASR33 on  a Altair, that far back, You must be at least 100,
> >
> > Smart*ss!  Nah, I was in college (sophmore).
> >
> >> I started out on a RCA 1802 8 bit and I still have it.  I modified it to
> >> work on S100 bus so I could get more memory , 64k , man you were top 
> >> dog with that kind of memory.
> >
> > Only had 56K (seven 8KB RAM cards) and a nice 8K EPROM board (had 1702A
> > PROMS on it) holding a monitor program.
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> I don't think anything has had a fast pace change like the Computer.
> Then you had to really get into the nuts and bolts of a computer to get 
> one working.
> I also still have a dual 8" floppy drive that was big back then.
> I can remember when the 3 1/2, 1.4mb floppy first came boy did that make 
> a big difference.

Dear me, all you youngsters prattling on about these new-fangled
"microprocessors". The first system I managed was a PDP-11/45. It took
up several cabinets and I clearly remember when we got the Head of
Department to spring for a 256kb (that's kilobytes, grasshopper)
solid-state RAM upgrade from Plessey *which all fit on a single 19"
Unibus card* (the DEC support guy wouldn't believe it). It cost 3000
pounds. Our removable media were RK05 disks of 2.4MB (wow!) about a foot
across.

BTW, this system supported 12 users on video terminals.

poc


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