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

Doc Shipley doc at vaxen.net
Tue Aug 17 20:46:24 CDT 2010


On 8/17/10 6:59 PM, William Donzelli wrote:

> It is easy for us to think that, in a sort of techie-hacker-academic
> way, but when the numbers all shake out, IBM may have had the biggest
> slice of the pie. We just tend to ignore all those beige minicomputers
> that were doing boring financial jobs in tax accounting shops and
> such.

   Heh.  That's very true of IBM today, too, with the POWER family and 
zSeries.  Very few people realize how much of the midrange market IBM owns.


	Doc



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