OK, so, maybe that's over the top. However, I'm quite excited. In preparation, I've readied my systems. Here they are, in descending order of gross metric tonnage:
Weighing in at over 300 pounds (>136 kilos) is the PDP-11/23+. It's loaded with the venerable Fortran 77 compiler. I love to say venerable. I'm not even sure what it means. But it's impressive.
|The venerable PDP-11/23+ with venerable Fortran 77|
The Atari 800
Yes, this is the original Atari 800, packed with 1.79 MHz of raw 6502 power, and running the venerable Extended Fig-Forth.
|Atari 800 with Commodore monitor|
The Epson PX-8
Last but not least (except in weight), the Epson PX-8 and BASIC in ROM stand ready to meet any challenge. It's sitting next to my Dell E6430, but they don't talk much. Generation gap.
I guess it's not venerable, but it is cute:
|The Epson PX-8 and Dell E6430, brothers from another mother|
All this takes massive, Earth-shaking power to run:
|60 Hz and loving it|
(Do you think this is a fire hazard?)
These computers have accoutrements, which I will describe in the next blog post ("Get Set")!
I am shaking out the muscles, and getting ready for the sprint!