[LMH]CADR 4 pictures
Sun May 19 20:54:01 2002
From: Paul Fuqua <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sun, 19 May 2002 23:36:46 -0500
As a young graduate student at MIT, circa 1981, I went on the "computer
tour" that showed freshmen some of the various computer facilities
around campus. One of the stops was the place where CADRs were
assembled. (Not that I knew what a CADR was. Or Lisp, for that matter.
Heck, I had never seen a screen-based editor or a bitmapped terminal.
But I digress.) I remember a giant rack and equipment to place all
those wires; can't remember if it was all hand-work, though.
Huh. I was told that the wire wrap for the CADR was sent out to Augat
or some such company. But, there was a machine on the 9th floor which
was specially built to test all of the connections before the rest of
the machine was assembled.