Paul Allen Launches Retro Programming Site

 
 
By Jeffrey Burt  |  Posted 2006-01-23
 
 
 

Paul Allen, Microsoft co-founder and computer history buff, wants to give the IT folks of today a taste of what programming was like in the 1960s and 70s.

Allen, who owns a large collection of classic computers, this month unveiled a new Web site, PDPplanet.com, where computer history buffs can log on and experience what it was like working on those old machines from Digital and XKL. Through the site, users can get into a working DECsystem-10 or XKL Toad-1; access programs; and create, upload and run them—giving users an idea of what their counterparts worked with 30 to 40 years ago.

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