Along with Bill Gates, Microsoft Corp. co-founder Paul Allen honed his programming skills in the 1960s on Digital Equipment Corp. computers. Monday, Allen launched a Web site devoted to those computers and the pioneers who created them.
The site, www.PDPplanet.com, "fulfills my hope that the achievements of early computer engineers aren't lost to time," Allen said in a statement.
About two years in the making, the site features 16 photos of early DEC computers, chronicles the 17-month restoration to working condition of a disused DECsystem-1090, explains the history of Allen's mainframe and minicomputer collection, and offers links to other groups and sites devoted to early computers. ....
Source : Seattlepi