[TUHS] b remnants?

Gregg C Levine hansolofalcon at att.net
Tue Oct 18 02:29:54 AEST 2011

Okay with that in mind, what about someone (or something) creating an FPGA
based Xerox Alto?

Gregg C Levine hansolofalcon at att.net
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: tuhs-bounces at minnie.tuhs.org [mailto:tuhs-bounces at minnie.tuhs.org]
> Behalf Of Al Kossow
> Sent: Monday, October 17, 2011 12:19 PM
> To: tuhs at minnie.tuhs.org
> Subject: Re: [TUHS] b remnants?
> On 10/15/11 9:41 AM, Gregg Levine wrote:
> > With today's FPGA technology someone should revive the TX-0 and the
> > TX-1 that way......
> >
> I assume you meant TX-2. There was never a TX-1.
> TX-0 simulation was working in MESS, there is code around for TX-0
> including a couple of games.
> TX-2 was a moving target. The instruction set changed quite a bit during
> its lifetime and little code is available. There has been interest in the
> past for trying to revive Sketchpad, but Ivan Sutherland isn't interested
> in releasing the code when I've talked to him about it.
> One of the more interesting east to west coast connections is the TX-2
> BCPL compiler was the basis for the BCPL on the Xerox Alto.
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