[TUHS] UNIX v0 on a PDP7 - behind the scenes (Living Computers)

Royce Williams royce at techsolvency.com
Wed Nov 20 07:08:15 AEST 2019

I hadn't seen this yet - apologies if it's not news:



"I recently sat down with Fred Yearian, a former Boeing engineer, and
Jeff Kaylin, an engineer at Living Computers, to talk about their
restoration work on Yerian’s PDP-7 at Living Computers: Museum +


Up until the discovery of Yearian’s machine, LCM+L’s PDP-7 was
believed to be the only operational PDP-7 left in the world. Chuckling
to himself, Yearian recalls hearing this history presented during his
first visit to LCM+L.

 “I walked in the computer museum, and someone said ‘Oh, this is the
only [PDP-7] that’s still working’.

And I said, ‘Well actually, I got one in my basement!’”

[end quote]

Fun story - and worthy work. Nicely done.


More information about the TUHS mailing list