PDP-1 as minicomputer [was RE: OT - sort of]

William Donzelli wdonzelli at gmail.com
Tue Aug 17 17:47:33 CDT 2010

> Hmm... of all the judges of "what is a minicomputer", IBM does not
> rise to the top of my list.

The funny thing is that IBM probably made more minicomputers that
anyone else. They made a *lot* of S/36s and early AS/400s. Even if you
look at the 1400 line - a grey area machine, certainly - IBM knew how
to do volume.

Except IBM marketing called them midrange, not minicomputer.


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