Three tonnes of mini computers

It looks almost religious doesn’t it?

I just received this note from the HECnet mailing list, and I thought I’d broadcast it out..

This is a shameless plug for something I and the Update Computer Club 
have been working on this spring and opened yesterday.

The exhibition "Three Tons of Minicomputers" at Museum Gustavianum in 
Uppsala, Sweden.

<a href="http://www.gustavianum.uu.se/node13" target="_blank">http://www.gustavianum.uu.se/<wbr>node13</wbr></a>

We have collected computers primarily used by the university at some 
point in time. Highlights include a Linc-8 and a DECSYSTEM-2060 with 
peripherals.

Here are some pictures from the opening:

<a href="http://www.update.uu.se/~jeppe/tmp/vernissage/" target="_blank">http://www.update.uu.se/~<wbr>jeppe/tmp/vernissage/</wbr></a>

I strongly recommend anyone nearby Uppsala this summer to take a swing 
by Gustavianum. If you want a guided tour, let me know and we'll figure 
something out.

It's only open for a few months, so don't wait to long.

Regards,
Pontus.

I don’t know when I’ll be in Europe next, but now I really want to go to Sweden!

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What is there to tell? I’ve loved UNIX like things since I was first exposed to QNX in highschool (we had the Unisys ICONS!), and spent the better time of my teenage years trying to get my own UNIX… I should have bought Coherent in retrospect.. Anyways latched onto Linux in 1992, and then got some old BSD admin books and have been hooked on the VAX BSD & other big/ancient things since…!

4 thoughts on “Three tonnes of mini computers

  1. When I saw “Three Tons of Minicomputers” in the subject line, I thought someone is having (another) garage sale… This is much cooler 🙂

      • If there’s a VAX, it might be Kremvax, the Soviet Union’s VAX that wasn’t real and then became real.

        It’s probably sitting in some university closet in Kazakhstan though.

      • I though Kremvax lived in Moscow? then again the moon lander was in Kazakhstan right?..

        Its a shame the VAX/32bit soviet stuff seems to have given up the ghost, but it is still cool that the 16bit PDP-11 DEMOS stuff was saved! ..

        I think I’ll eventually get to send a friend of a friend to this thing to check it out… I hope.

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