cctalk Digest, Vol 84, Issue 41

MikeS dm561 at
Sun Aug 22 09:55:37 CDT 2010

Message: 13
Date: Sat, 21 Aug 2010 12:49:19 -0700 (PDT)
From: Fred Cisin <cisin at>
Subject: Re: Origin of the term minicomputer (was Re: PDP-1 as
To: "General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts"
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On Sat, 21 Aug 2010, William Donzelli wrote:
>> Pretty much, yes. I suppose the "youngest" mini architecture is the
>> RS/6000, since it originally was made of multiple gate arrays (seven
>> maybe?).

>ISTR the RS/6000 (68000?) being called a microcomputer.  But it was out of
>my price range.

Gee, I just offered a nice classic RS/6000-520 that you coulda had for free

Lots o' 40-bit memory, 32 ports, SCSI HD & tape; really hated to see it go 
to the dump.


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