On Mon, 10 Nov 2003, Dennis Ritchie wrote:
I believe the
Wollongong port predated the one at Bell Labs. Peter
Gray tells me he still has the original machine they used, and he'd
like to find a museum-like place to keep it. No idea whether it
runs. Greg Rose should know a lot more about this matter. Greg, are
you out there?
Having the original Wollongong Interdata 7/32 might
be interesting to the Computer History museum, though
it might be expensive to transport it across the Pacific.
Perhaps this would be a better home for it:
As for dates: the Wollongong port was essentially
contemporaneous with ours, certainly independent, [...]
I recall that they were aware of the 8/32 work, but couldn't use it,
because of the different architectures.
Greg Rose is definitely still extant.
And I'll probably be seeing him on Friday (assuming he's in the country).