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Wed Jul 12 03:03:55 AEST 2006
At 02:39 PM 11/07/2006, Howard Lowndes wrote:
>We used to call our washing machines
>What about the 1/2" tape drives with the vacuum tape tensioners. I
>remember the local NCR tech having to replace the vac motor on the tape
>drive and he couldn't get a replacement. It turned out that the vac motor
>out of a Hoover floor cleaner was identical, and considerably cheaper.
I only ever had the opportunity to work on DEC Tape Drives, vertical and
>Ok. go back further. '66 - Reading Uni - Algol 60 on a ICT (later ICL)
>box of some sort - we never actually got to see it. The pgm and data were
>both submitted on the same paper tape - 5 channel Baudot, not even 8 channel.
Keh? (Vwooosh ... )
Hey I've got some MICA computers in my garage. They were the first
Multitasking desktops. Came with a BUILT IN SCREEN :) and DUAL 8" floppy
They still work too :) Or did last time I fired them up.
I think to do anything with them I've had to disassemble the ROM :) I
haven't tried to google the models yet, but I'm sure nothing exists on them :)
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