[pups] Bob's emulator and ultrix

Tore S Bekkedal toresbe at ifi.uio.no
Thu Apr 20 08:59:50 AEST 2006

On Wed, 2006-04-19 at 10:44 +0200, Rico Pajarola wrote:
> As for the OS Tim Berners-Lee used for his first Browser, I believe that 
> it was made on a Norsk Data Technostation. 
I doubt that, for the reasons I posted to the list.
> There is very few information 
> available on these machines, and I don't think there is an emulator for 
> them. 
I'm working on one, little by little. But I have pretty much zero docs
on the ND-500(0) side of the things, as well as the interface between
the ND-100 and ND-500(0) processors. 
> There are only a few webpages mentioning it at all: see 
> http://heim.ifi.uio.no/~toresbe/nd/history.html for example (it has a 
> picture of the machine, note the funny terminal with the two LCD's in 
> addition to the monitor).
I believe they were plasma screens, and emulated a pair of standard
TDV-22xx serial terminals (the OS did AFAIK not support the huge
framebuffer natively).
The writer of the original version in Norwegian has all parts of the
Technostation apart from the giant desk.
>  I recently donated my Technostation to a 
> computer museum...
Which museum? Did you include the funny desk? Was it running when you
gave it up? What software did it run?

I personally have a ND-5700 computer, and would of course *kill* for

http://toresbe.at.ifi.uio.no/technostation.jpeg offers a more detailed
view of the console. The article is in Norwegian, about the machine
winning a design award.

-toresbe :)

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