[mythtv-users] The Smaller... Disk contest, Fall 2007 edition
gary.dawes at gmail.com
Sat Oct 20 11:47:10 UTC 2007
On 20/10/2007, Jerry Rubinow <jerrymr at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 10/19/07, Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> wrote:
> > Jay R. Ashworth wrote:
> > > On Thu, Oct 18, 2007 at 09:59:09PM -0700, Rich Wilson wrote:
> > >> Yes, 11 megabytes _IS_ massive!
> > >> http://www.pdp8.net/dfds32/dfds32.shtml
> > >> I calculate 181 kBits/Sec from the info.
> > >
> > > Cut my teeth on a PDP-8/E; Cugir Edusystem 50 timesharing, BASIC and
> > > FOCAL; ASR/33s.
> > Ah yes, Focal (FOrmula CALculation). Written by Rick Merril of DEC.
> > Basically (no pun intended) a clone of Basic, with overtones of Algol.
> > Took up a little over 3K of the 4K the 8/L had available, leaving about
> > 900 octal locations for your program.
> > It was written in the PAL-III assembly language IIRC.
> > Still hate the ASR-33s. We managed to get hold of some 35s, which held
> > up better.
> I cut my teeth (and fingers) on a Digi-Comp, back in the day. 3 bits.
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Not quite as old as your lot, but for hoping for the obsure and deadend
technology vote. I have several sinclair microdrive cartridges in my data
safe at work, dating from when we had a couple of ICL branded QL machines
about 20 years ago. By the way I recall that these cartridges held about 128
kilobytes (yup thats KB) per cartridge. Mind you they are smaller than a
book of matches.
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