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Memories of PDP-8's

These pages are for peoples memories of working with PDP-8's. Please contact me at the link at the bottom of the page if you worked with PDP-8's and would like to contribute your story.

The story of John Hinners who programmed two of the PDP-8's I have in my collection for school classes and administration.

Alen Weisman story of PDP-8 good hacking in high school.

Laurie Forbes story of using PDP-8's for oil field automation.

Gerd Hoeren story of PDP-8 starting interest in computers.

Brian Roys story of PDP-8 starting interest in computers.

Kendall Auel story of taking adult PDP-8 class as a young kid.

Rick Merrill FOCAL bug story.

The story of Hans Hamerling who programmed a PDP-8 at Technical University of Delft.

The story of John Beattie who programmed PDP-8 for controlling foam seat pad production line. Story of further changes to system

Your story can be here

Interesting period writeup for system operators that gives some feel for system operation

Feel free to contact me, David Gesswein djg@pdp8online.com with any questions, comments on the web site, or if you have related equipment, documentation, software etc. you are willing to part with.  I am interested in anything PDP-8 related, computers, peripherals used with them, DEC or third party, or documentation. 

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