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DEC is still making computers, but they've largely forgotten about the
PDP-8.  The main DEC WWW server is

	http://www.digital.com/

DECUS, the DEC User Society, is still alive and well, and their submission
form still lists PAL8 and FOCAL as languages in which they accept
submissions!  The DECUS library catalog is available on-line at
decus.org; www access is through gopher.decus.org or

	http://www.decus.org/

To quote the README file from the DECUS on-line catalog, "Items from
older DECUS Library catalogs are still also available (provided their
media can still be read), but machine readable catalog information is
not available for these."  Direct questions by E-mail to
INFORMATION@DECUS.ORG.

Bob Supnik at DEC has rescued OS/8 from oblivion within DEC and has
managed to get DEC to grant a non-commercial free-use licence for OS/8
to all who wish to use it.  In addition, he has released a demonstration
version of OS/8 for his PDP-8 emulator, available with a copy of the
free-use licence from:

	ftp://ftp.digital.com/pub/DEC/sim/software/os8swre.tar.Z

The following anonymous FTP sites also contain publically accessable
archives of PDP-8 software and other information:

	ftp://ftp.update.uu.se/pub/pdp8
	ftp://russ.ucs.indiana.edu/pub/DEC/PDP8/
	ftp://ftp.cs.uiowa.edu/pub/jones/pdp8
	ftp://metalab.unc.edu/pub/academic/computer-science/history/pdp-8

The latter archive also maintains an archive of traffic in alt.sys.pdp8
in the directory ...pdp8/usenet and an archive of traffic in the
pdp8-lovers mailing list in .../pdp8/pdp8-lovers.

The archive at Indiana contains source code for many PDP-8 compilers and
interpreters, as well as common utilities and games.

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