[pups] Bob's emulator and ultrix
rp at servium.ch
Thu Apr 20 16:18:12 AEST 2006
Tore S Bekkedal 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.
maybe the word browser is not really correct, it's ENQUIRE that I meant,
which is the great-grandfather of that browser.
> 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).
that's what I understood, the monitor was not really "part" of the
computer, more like an external device controlled by it.
> Which museum? Did you include the funny desk? Was it running when you
> gave it up? What software did it run?
And yes, it included the funny desk (altough the wooden "arms" were
broken off). It seemed complete (SCSI, CPU, 16MB RAM, 3-board Ethernet
etc. was all there, even a spare powersupply, only the front plate was
apparently missing), but it was halfways disassembled, and lacking any
software or other knowledge and time to investigate, I never dared to
turn it on.
It's a shame to let such a machine rot in storage, the museum is a much
better place for that machine, and it's not as if it's "gone" now, I can
visit it even more often than when I had it in storage ;)
> I personally have a ND-5700 computer, and would of course *kill* for
> ENQUIRE. :)
so would I...
> 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.
yeah, that's it, although my machine looked smaller (half as wide)
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