The NOP SIG is dedicated to the retention, restoration and running of Nostalgic, Obsolute Products (NOP's). Eight generations of PDP-8 computer architecture have come between the PDP-8 of 1965 and the DECmate III of 1985. The PDP-8 was the original minicomputer that set DEC on the road to fame and fortune.
It has been re-implemented every few years in newer technology - 1965 - PDP8 1968 - PDP8/I 1970 - PDP8/E 1974 - PDP8/A 1977 - VT78 1980 - DECmate I 1982 - DECmate II 1985 - DECmate III
This PDP-8 is on display in DEC's Australian museum. It was sold with 6,14 bytes of mrmory and a teletype for $18,000. The DECmate III shown has 98,304 bytes of memory, 800,000 bytes of disk and sells for 25% of the above.