From: "Brian" <>
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Subject: Anybody wanna see my first computer???
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Hi All:

As I have stated, my first REAL digital computer was the Processor
Technology SOL-10 and my second was a SOL-20.

Here is a link from the Vintage Computer Festival:,2072,45699-1014,00.html

I own two of these machines along with binders full of documentation, all
the source code for the BIOS and even some of the original cassette tapes
with two audio encoded versions of BASIC (written by Bill Gates of Micro

I wrote my first device driver for that machine to power five solenoids
built into an IBM Selectric typewriter - absolutely beautiful output using
carbon ribbon.

That fellow in the picture is not me...

Best regards,

(the other Brian)