It started out simply enough, I just wanted to satisfy my nostalgia
for a PDP-11 (any PDP-11) that I'd used while I was in school.
I'm now fully engaged in collecting. With the acquisition of
an 11/70 I *think* I have all of the CPUs I want. Now it's
all the various peripherals!
I'm not past collecting just PDP-11's, although they make up the bulk of my collection. I've added a couple of PDP-8's and just recently a KL-10 (PDP-10).
I've also just branched out into HP mini's. I've acquired an HP 2116C minicomputer. This is important personally because an HP 2114A was the first computer I ever used (and programmed). Those of us who "played" with it would drool over HP's documentation for the 2116 because it was bigger/better/faster than our little 2114.
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A "rescue" (new 5/08/2004)
A friend of mine and I decided to make an impression at this year's VCF (Vintage Computer Festival). So we loaded up my 11/45 and his 11/70 for display. I think we made an impression.
I had loaded up a modified version of V7 Unix to run on my 11/45 and had a number of terminals configured. It was very impressive to see unix run with lots of blinking lights. At one point I felt sorry for my friend and used 'dd' to copy my root and user packs so he could run it on his 11/70.
Here's a shot of our booth.
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