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From: Dave Horsfall <>
To: Computer Old Farts Followers <>
Subject: [COFF] Re: Music!
Date: Sat, 11 Feb 2023 15:20:46 +1100 (EST)	[thread overview]
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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)

  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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