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Oldest computer you've used for "real work"?
01-07-2015, 04:29 PM (This post was last modified: 01-07-2015 04:33 PM by Mark.)
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RE: Oldest computer you've used for "real work"?

Back in 1995 at work, I was still using Intel's Intellec MDS-80 Series-II and III systems of the 1975-1977 era. Maybe some of you remember those big and VERY heavy blue boxes :

Some of our embedded systems were still running strong after almost 20 years, and customers sometimes asked for new features. These developement systems from Intel were absolutely unbreakable ! And they generously provided noise and heat...

An interesting note about the 8-inch floppy disk controller board : its own 8-bit bipolar processor was built around 4 2-bit slices from Intel (3002 if I'm not wrong).

I've got fond memories of these machines on which I wrote my first assembly code (the university had one). And I can still use Intel's "Aedit" text editor without trouble on a DOS machine, the commands are hard-coded in my brain :-)

OT : At home, my TRS-80 still works perfectly, floppy drive included.

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