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Comment: Re:Amazing! (Score 4, Interesting) 159

by dmonahan (#21373175) Attached to: Historians Recreate Source Code of First 4004 Application
Sometime in the early 70s, a Honeywell division, one of our steady clients, called with a strange request. They had built a small number of special machines for the Navy. Now the Navy wanted more. Honeywell had the circuit drawings and the bootable tape (which they got from the Navy). They had no documentation (not even the instruction set). They asked us to rebuild the code. We did. Dick.

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