Origin of the term minicomputer (was Re: PDP-1 as minicomputer [was RE: OT - sort of])

steve shumaker 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:
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>> 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
> minicomputer?
>
> --Chuck
>
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