Origin of the term minicomputer (was Re: PDP-1 as minicomputer

Eric Smith eric at brouhaha.com
Fri Aug 20 22:05:57 CDT 2010


I wrote:
 > IBM 5100 Portable Computer [...] implemented primarily from
 > IBM's "Duchess" TTL gate arrays, containing up to 134 gates each.

Sridhar Ayengar wrote:
 > I believe that gate array isn't called "Duchess".  It's called 
"Dutchess",

Sorry, I had to save up some "t"s for the immediately following "TTL".

Eric




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