HP3000

William Donzelli wdonzelli at gmail.com
Tue Nov 25 19:16:45 CST 2008


>    Between 1986 and 1988, I worked on a whole slew of HP3000s, from the
> Series III to the Series 70.  They were popular in the business environment,
> especially in COBOL shops.  Where did they end up?  You can find loads of
> DEC equipment on Ebay, even IBM System 34, 36 and AS/400s, the occasional
> HP1000, but the only HP3000 I recall seeing in recent years was a single
> Model 37.

You answered your own question.

DEC made loads of minis (PDP and VAX).
IBM made loads of minis (S/34 and S/36).
IBM made extra sized loads of AS/400 minis (more than any other minicomputer).
HP did not make loads of 3000s.

I think it is a simple population thing.

--
Will



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