Rich kids are into COBOL

William Donzelli wdonzelli at
Wed Feb 18 21:56:06 CST 2015

I would not call the CHM 1401 a production machine.

There might be a System/3 still in real service (at least there was
about four or five years ago).


On Wed, Feb 18, 2015 at 10:53 PM, Eric Smith <spacewar at> wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 18, 2015 at 8:34 PM, ben <bfranchuk at> wrote:
>> On 2/18/2015 8:18 PM, Chuck Guzis wrote:
>>> One thing that some folks missed was that you can run COBOL quite
>>> successfully on a variable word-length, decimal machine.
>>> Anyone know of a C that runs on a 1401 or even a 7080?  Packed
>>> variable-length decimal?
>> Are any those machines still up and running?
> Yes, there is at least one 1401 that is routinely up and running, at CHM.

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