That poor system/36

William Donzelli wdonzelli at
Sat Oct 13 18:56:40 CDT 2007

> Well it's great to hear of another person who owns one. Why is it the least liked? The design?

The hardware is pretty nice, and you can understand the whole machine
if you get the maintenance prints. Most of the midrange IBMs up to the
S/36 seem to always include them.

The problem is software. There just is not a lot of cool stuff for the
S/36. Databases. More databases.

A smaller S/390 is a much better toy to play with. They are not too
hard to find. Or, as someone else mentioned, get a VAX. Oodles of fun


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