Carson Reynolds writes: “One of the more memorable architectures and operating systems of recent history were the Symbolics Lisp Machine and Genera Operating System. The systems featured such interesting novelties as 36-bit wide processors, hardware support for LISP interpreters, and open source (circa 1986). Those still pining might consider trying to get their own Symbolics system.”
LispMs rule. Hands down, no question. Their fate is a shame- I’d love to buy a DEC Mutlia and run OpenGenera on it- the LispM environment that runs on Alpha machines. If anyone has a copy they wish to donate, contact me. I could go on and on, but just read those links.