[SATLUG] IBM Linux Commercial

Ernest De Leon edeleonjr at gmail.com
Tue Jan 8 13:33:07 CST 2008


1957 and 1958...wow...I wish I could have lived my 20s in the 60s (as it
were lol).

E

On Jan 8, 2008 11:29 AM, Vern Davis <vern.davis at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Jan 8, 2008 9:40 AM, herb cee <hc at lookcee.com> wrote:
> > >
> > I think it sounds very like IBM in the 50s. I went to work for IBM as a
> > Customer Engineer (punched card machine repairman) in 1956 and found
> > them to be the most humane Co. with regard to their employees and
> > dedicated to customer service. I left IBM for higher pay, I have often
> > wondered what my career would have been like had I stayed. Ohhhh well.
> >
> > They introduced the first commercial computer, 705, in 1957 at Norton
> > AFB  in 1958 where I worked. The installation filled a room 30x35' and
> > required 35 tons of A/C to cool it.  The CPU had 10k magnetic bead
> > memory. data entry was via typewriter and punch cards. Output was to
> > Tape drives 20 online 8 off line and three 150 line per minute printers
> > plus punch card output. It operated 24/7 processing material inventory.
> > 'Old' herb
> >
>
> It sounds like Herb may be a front-runner in the
> I-used-to-work-on-older-stuff-than-that contest.
>
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