5 computers quote / was Re: The value of assembler..
hilpert at cs.ubc.ca
Wed Feb 10 16:28:25 CST 2010
Fred Cisin wrote:
> On Wed, 10 Feb 2010, Ethan Dicks wrote:
> > On Wed, Feb 10, 2010 at 4:45 PM, Chuck Guzis <cclist at sydex.com> wrote:
> > > On 10 Feb 2010 at 16:40, Dave McGuire wrote:
> > >> ...or was it TJ Watson of IBM? I'm pretty sure that was his quote.
> > > It's often attributed to Watson, but the attributions are all from
> > > the 1980s. There's no solid evidence that he ever said it.
> > I'm pretty sure it was David Sarnoff of RCA, but I don't have any
> > scholarly references to back that up.
> Well, the quote was about FIVE computers.
> Could we attribute it to Watson, Olsen, and Sarnoff?
> Who were the other two?
I too have mostly heard it attributed to Watson, years ago I had the impression
it was Howard Aiken, though that may be just my mistake - don't have a reference.
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