Started by Aurora Borealis, February 20, 2010, 02:17:23 am
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Quote from: Aurora Borealis on July 17, 2011, 07:24:17 pmThanks! I wouldn't have guessed that LINC was there the whole time. I thought she would have been dishonorably discharged for being a conscientious objector long before DEC's demise!
Quote from: stewartsage on July 20, 2011, 04:21:12 pmLet's see, it would've been about 1966 so how does that work in to your timeline?
Quote from: Aurora Borealis on July 21, 2011, 11:11:37 pmI don't know about PDP-10-kun, since I don't remember his character details, but I could imagine TOPS-10 being the minister at LINC's and PDP-8's wedding. TSS-8, OS/8 and RSTS are PDP-8's children, and LINC's godchildren, right?
Quote from: Aurora Borealis on July 22, 2011, 12:11:29 amI don't remember PDP-10's characterization, can you give me a referesher? Considering that the OS-tans/hardware-tans/etc.-tans are all artificial humans, couldn't it be possible that species-hopping engineering is possible? Seems like it'd make sense for the PDP hardware-tans to be the mother to their respective OSes. Those two don't have bios yet.
Quote-Born in the mid/late 1960s-The son of PDP-6-A conscientious objector in the form of LINC and PDP-1, he defected from the DEC military early on-Also like LINC and PDP-1, an academic who spends most of his time hanging around universities (notably Stanford, CMU and MIT)-One of the heroes of the Elder Days of Hackerdom-Associated with TOPS-10 (and later, TOPS-20), ITS, WAITS, Emacs and TECO-kun-An archetypal Hacker, comes off as hippiesque-One of the few DEC mainframes; the first popular one since PDP-1-Physically tall, shaggy, bearded, wears glasses, shorts, tie-dyed shirts, sandals and labcoats regularly.