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Re: [opensuse] Re: memories?
  • From: "Fred A. Miller" <fmiller@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 27 Dec 2006 01:07:16 -0500
  • Message-id: <200612270107.16315.fmiller@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Tuesday December 26 2006 2:55 pm, James Knott wrote:
> > FWIW you got the easy end of the stick - you should have started with me
> > on IBM, NCR and Burroughs mainframes in 1984.  X? GUI? Mouse?
> > Nah, everything was 80x25.  We moved up to 80x32 a couple of years
> > later. Now that was progress!  (a typical airline reservation system
> > today will still support the IBM 4505 terminal (the manuals went out of
> > print in 1974) which does only 45x15).
> >
> >  
>
> The oldest "computer" I worked on didn't even have a display.  It was a
> special purpose machine, made by Teleregister and installed at the
> Toronto Stock Exchange in 1952.  It used vacuum tubes, relays and a
> memory drum.  It was older than me!

Man...........that IS old! ;)

Fred

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