Re: Feelin' old ... (dog days)


Subject: Re: Feelin' old ... (dog days)
From: Kenneth Newby (knewby@sfu.ca)
Date: Sat Aug 20 2005 - 22:34:08 EDT


I was just a little young for the KIM 1. By the time I got nervy
enough to dive into DIY computer music the machine that one could order
by mail was the SYM-1. It featured a 6502 microprocessor running at a
blazing 1 Megahertz clock speed, and 1 kilobytes of memory (there was a
simple hack whereby one could piggy-back another 1K chip to double the
capacity. Parallel 8-bit port. I wired it up to a cheap Casio
keyboard and wrote my first simple compositional algorithms under the
influence of Cage and the notion of process. This all c. 1979.

Kenneth.

On 20-Aug-05, at 4:08 PM, Prof Malone wrote:

> these are all late developments
>
> what about the KIM 1
> now that was exciting
>
> not to mention the declassified nose cone guidance system of a D17B
> intercontinental ballistic missile that was my first computer (c.1971)
> --
> happy tunes
> don malone
>
> it takes all of us
>
>
> on 8.17.05 9:03 AM, Kevin Austin at kevin.austin@videotron.ca wrote:
>
>>
>> and if you're feeling old ...
>>
>> http://www.cse.uta.edu/TheMuseum@CSE/OldHoldings.asp
>>
>>
>> How many do you remember?
>>
>> How many have you seen?
>>
>> How many have you used?
>>
>> How many do you remember being announced??
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> Best
>>
>> Kevin
>
>
>
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Kenneth Newby, Assistant Professor
Computational Poetics
School for Interactive Art & Technology
Simon Fraser University
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