[TUHS] Happy birthday, PDP-8!

Ron Natalie ron at ronnatalie.com
Thu Mar 23 02:34:03 AEST 2017

Ah yes, the machine with only 8 instructions (of course not counting all the
multiplexing of OPR).
I was always fond of TAD.    Not particularly reentrant version of
subroutine linkage.

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From: TUHS [mailto:tuhs-bounces at minnie.tuhs.org] On Behalf Of Dave Horsfall
Sent: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 5:35 PM
To: The Eunuchs Hysterical Society
Subject: [TUHS] Happy birthday, PDP-8!

OT, but of interest to a few people here :-)

The venerable PDP-8 was introduced in 1965 today (or tomorrow if you're on
the wrong side of the date line).  It was the first computer I ever used,
back around 1970 (I think I'd just left school and was checking out the
local University's computer department, with a view to majoring in Computer
Science (which I did)).

Dave Horsfall DTM (VK2KFU)  "Those who don't understand security will

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