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Mary Lou Cook
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Symbolics Lisp Machine Museum
- Ralf Möller's large collection of Symbolics LispM information: hardware photos, exhibits of system and application software (with screen captures), links (locatives) to other online collections, varied information on rival LispM systems, useful hacks for Genera (includes mouse acceleration).
A Few Things I Know about Lisp Machines
- Miscellaneous information and meta-information, mostly small practical details not covered by other pages, for those who'd like to discover the fantastic lost world of Lisp Machines.
- Growing article, with links to many related topics. [Wikipedia]
SLUG Mailing List
- Symbolics Lisp User's Group archives and information. An ideal list to join if you work with Lisp Machines, more so Symbolics. Many Lisp hackers still subscribe, including Symbolics current and ex-employees. Technical and historic questions are answered fast.
TI S1500 and Explorer Information
- On this Unix machine and its sibling, the TI Explorer Lisp Machine.
The Lisp Machine: Noble Experiment Or Fabulous Failure?
- Draft of paper by P.T. Withington investigating the LispM and how it succeeded and failed in the face of the RISC workstation revolution; a good introduction to what a LispM is and why they were invented.
The Symbolics Virtual Lisp Machine
- The extended abstract of an unpublished paper (the header is a fib, it was pulled at the last minute) on the design and implementation of the Symbolics VLM, a virtual machine implementing the Symbolics Ivory architecture on the DEC Alpha systems.
Xerox to Symbolics Mouse Conversion
- A document describing and giving schematics for converting a Xerox optical mouse for use with a Symbolics LispM. More useful today for Symbolics users who need technical information on their mouse connector and how to go about attaching other pointing devices in its place.