Saturday, November 28, 2020

Terminal Nixdorf

On Ebay.de (Germany!  Again!).  Shipping ONLY to Germany, so of course, those of us in the USA wouldn't see this...

Original Auction         Auction Archive (linked soon)

History from the seller, auto-translated from German:

Hello, good evening. My home is currently being renovated, so I can hardly get to the computer ... It took a while.
The terminal belonged to the Biberach District Office in 88400 Biberach. It was used there and at some point stored in the warehouse, I don't know more about it. There are no other parts from this series - I'm sorry.
The IT department there will move and the old building will be demolished, in the course of which the terminal would have been thrown away - an unforgivable mistake. I myself collected computers for a while, from the 80s (CBM 8032 and so on), so I knew that something like this shouldn't happen and I sold it on ebay on behalf of the district administration.
Greeting,
M. Mensing

Well, we got it.  Well, more like we secured it so far.  And yes, we paid too much money.  But we'll get to that later...

Sunday, November 1, 2020

Core Memory "Modern" Replacement (for Data General Nova, DCC D-116, Etc)

Upon one of my several visits to the Living Computer Museum in Seattle (back in 2019, before they closed permanently because of COVID...), I became quite fascinated with the "not-so-core" memory board in their Data General Nova on display.


The above 2 images were stolen from notes.whatthefuck.computer
Below images were taken by me.