Xerox Alto Restoration goes straight

This video is dedicated to the memory of Chuck Thacker (February 26, 1943 – June 12, 2017), primary architect of the Alto hardware.
The last Ethernet hardware mysteries are solved and we are able to do some primitive exchanges with the Alto over the network. Which means we are done with the main hardware restoration! It’s time to take the Alto off life support and put it back together. After one big scare, our restored Alto is back in his cabinet, looking spiffy, and ready for demos and exhibitions.

Our Diablo disk goes on the fritz, but who needs a disk when you can netboot? Ken demonstrates the Alto network capabilities, connects to Google, and has the Alto calculate and display a Mandlebrot set.

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