The Hard Disk That Changed the World - IBM 305 RAMAC
brianlanning at gmail.com
Wed Mar 17 12:45:10 CDT 2010
On Wed, Mar 17, 2010 at 12:41 PM, Brent Hilpert <hilpert at cs.ubc.ca> wrote:
> It actually sounds surprisingly good in comparison to rates for a 709
> from the 1961 BRL report:
> Monthly Rental, average system: $55,200
> (from: http://ed-thelen.org/comp-hist/BRL61-ibm0709.html)
> It's not clear exactly what is included in these so there may be some
> and oranges comparision there, but it gives you an idea of what big
> organisations were willing to pay for some data processing in the period.
No wonder IBM thought a $6000 PC was a bargain.
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