Date: Mon Feb 26 15:37:46 2007

Author: Bill Norwood

Subject: Re: Technician Rot

Post:
Clever, Chuck - now I know a bit more about the kind of characters I am
dealing with! Bill

-----Original Message-----
From: tap-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu [mailto:tap-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu] On
Behalf Of Chuck Patten
Sent: Monday, February 26, 2007 11:10 AM
To: tap-l@lists.ncsu.edu
Subject: Re: [tap-l] Technician Rot

naw, always preferred girls... Electronics was my third love, after
sailing. I got so bad that I actually taught people to sail for a while, a
personal addiction that was very hard to shake...

cheers,
chuck...

-----Original Message-----
From: tap-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu [mailto:tap-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu] On
Behalf Of Bill Norwood
Sent: Monday, February 26, 2007 6:53 AM
To: tap-l@lists.ncsu.edu
Subject: Re: [tap-l] Technician Rot

OK, OK, Guys, you want to date yourselves, How about the Univac and the IBM
cards that we fed it, that we had punched etc? Bill N.

-----Original Message-----
From: tap-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu [mailto:tap-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu] On
Behalf Of Bernard Cleyet
Sent: Sunday, February 25, 2007 8:40 PM
To: tap-l@lists.ncsu.edu
Subject: Re: [tap-l] Technician Rot

And what would Bill call the Sinclair ZX-80? My first very own computer!

I found it very useful for ray tracing using exact paraxial matrices.

bc, found it had the best basic at the time, written I believe by some MIT
people.

William McNairy wrote:

> Bill:
>
> I know IBM sold their PC computer arm to the Chinese recently, but
> what else does IBM-AT mean?? It was a godsend for me as a grad
> student-- previously we had to take B&W Polaroids of scans off of a
> Techtronix 'storage' scope. If a scan was great but we forgot to
> erase all of the previous scan.......
>
> Our scans were of atoms and CDWs on surfaces measured by the world's
> first low-Temperature (77K) STM.
>
> At least the Polaroids were easier to use than what the IBM Nobel
> laureates had to do-- Binnig and Roher used a chart recorder for each
> line, mounted each chart on board, cut them out along the scan line,
> then stacked the boards to obtain the first images of the 7x7
> reconstruction of the Silicon surface.
>
> bill
>
> Bill Norwood wrote:
>
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>> 4. Still thinks IBM-AT is a computer
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