Date: Sat, 28 Jan 2023 16:16:56 -0500
* What do I really mean by workstation? Ex.gr. If
an installation had a
PDP-11 with a single terminal and operator, is it not a workstation? Is it
the integration of display into the system that differentiates?
Certainly integration is critical. The display should be integral to the
terminal, not simply an available device.
Without that stipulation Ken's original single-user PDP-7 system would
count (unless, perhaps, the system had not yet been christened "Unix").
Tho perhaps the EXACT same PDP-7 (in its original use as a prototype
for the PDP-9 based Graphic-2 circuit design/simulation system) would
qualify as a workstation?
Here's a 1965 video of the earlier (PDP-5 based?) Graphic-1 system in use:
Both Graphic-1 and Graphic-2 were display "workstations" that fronted