Origin of the term minicomputer (was Re: PDP-1 as minicomputer [was RE: OT - sort of])
shumaker at att.net
Wed Aug 18 18:21:53 CDT 2010
you weren't supposed to look at the car!
On 8/18/2010 6:49 PM, Chuck Guzis wrote:
> On 18 Aug 2010 at 14:58, Rich Alderson wrote:
>> The miniskirt was introduced under that name by Mary Quant in 1965.
>> She explicitly stated that the name was influenced by the Mini.
> I stumbled upon an old photograph showing a model wearing a miniskirt
> with a BMC Mini. Egad, that was a homely car!
> So, were there any micro-minicomputers? Midicomputers? And more to
> the point, which was more exciting? The miniskirt or the
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