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From: Rob Pike <robpike@gmail.com>
To: Jon Steinhart <jon@fourwinds.com>
Cc: The Eunuchs Hysterical Society <tuhs@tuhs.org>
Subject: Re: [TUHS] VCF East
Date: Wed, 15 May 2019 07:48:45 +1000
Message-ID: <CAKzdPgzM94k=f+6d-1ui3PAZkL7p=5U0zP1vTEV6DSOa93gPYg@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <201905142101.x4EL1x1j027122@darkstar.fourwinds.com>

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Dave had lots of spare cycles. He was almost all fun. He tied his shoelaces
and his bow tie every day.

-rob


On Wed, May 15, 2019 at 7:02 AM Jon Steinhart <jon@fourwinds.com> wrote:

> Ralph Corderoy writes:
> > Hi,
> >
> > And if others are thinking Dave sounds familiar, like me, it's because
> > he was co-developer of the CARDIAC.
> > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CARDboard_Illustrative_Aid_to_Computation
> >
> > --
> > Cheers, Ralph.
>
> Dave was one of my favorite people in my group.  He was the first person
> that met who was absolutely brilliant in technology but couldn't spare any
> cycles for things like tying his shoes.
>
> Another interesting thing that he designed was the keyboard that eventually
> got hooked up to the music playing version of the digital filter setup that
> Hal Alles and Jim Kaiser designed.  It had a ribbon cable the length of the
> keyboard that was fed by a binary pattern, and each key had an antenna that
> moved across the cable when it was pressed making it possible to determine
> how far a key was pressed down.
>
> Jon
>

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Thread overview: 17+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-05-07 12:50 John P. Linderman
2019-05-07 14:17 ` Dan Cross
2019-05-07 14:33   ` David
2019-05-12  8:07     ` Arno Griffioen
2019-05-12 12:09       ` Rob Pike
2019-05-12 12:36         ` Ralph Corderoy
2019-05-13 12:48           ` Rob Pike
2019-05-13 16:26             ` Jon Steinhart
2019-05-07 16:51   ` arnold
2019-05-07 17:04     ` Anthony Martin
2019-05-10  4:45       ` Greg 'groggy' Lehey
2019-05-07 16:32 jnc
2019-05-07 16:36 ` Angelo Papenhoff
2019-05-14 13:41 Doug McIlroy
2019-05-14 19:36 ` Ralph Corderoy
2019-05-14 21:01   ` Jon Steinhart
2019-05-14 21:48     ` Rob Pike [this message]

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