From: Dave Horsfall <email@example.com>
To: Computer Old Farts Followers <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: [COFF] Re: Music!
Date: Sat, 11 Feb 2023 15:20:46 +1100 (EST) [thread overview]
Message-ID: <alpine.BSF.email@example.com> (raw)
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On Sat, 11 Feb 2023, steve jenkin wrote:
> In 1996, a Unix conference in Melbourne had a visit to the reconstructed
> first (valve) computer in Australia, CSIRAC.
> Can’t find a reference to that now :(
> Dave Horsfall, IIRC, was at that event & knows radio.
> Might correct my recollection.
My ears are burning :-)
No. I don't recall that, but I may have written about it in AUUGN (I wrote
heaps of articles in those golden days).
I do recall a visit to KRE's machine room, though; the PIN for his machine
room was "1428" (the first four digits of the fractional part of 22/7, of
I don't recall going to Monash, though; umm, remind me? The bloke with
the TTY driver hangup? He spoke at a few AUUGs.
> CSIRAC is the only pre-1950 computer in the world to be preserved. All
> others were broken up for scrap - their useful life over.
> IIRC, the console of the Manchester Mk 1 was found near a railway line,
> used as part of a retaining wall.
Heh :-) I'm currently writing an emulator for that thing (just for fun, of
course); now, where the hell can I find some sample programs to verify the
-- Dave (VK2KFU for the radio bit)
next prev parent reply other threads:[~2023-02-11 4:21 UTC|newest]
Thread overview: 12+ messages / expand[flat|nested] mbox.gz Atom feed top
2023-02-10 0:37 [COFF] Music! Mike Markowski
2023-02-10 1:19 ` [COFF] Music! segaloco via COFF
2023-02-10 1:43 ` Dave Horsfall
2023-02-10 6:35 ` Lars Brinkhoff
2023-02-10 15:23 ` Paul Winalski
2023-02-10 19:13 ` Lars Brinkhoff
2023-02-10 19:05 ` Bakul Shah
2023-02-10 21:09 ` Paul Winalski
2023-02-11 2:53 ` steve jenkin
2023-02-11 4:20 ` Dave Horsfall [this message]
2023-02-11 19:24 ` Harald Arnesen
2023-02-11 16:40 ` Mike Markowski
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