1990 Era computer room

Chuck Guzis cclist at sydex.com
Tue Jun 23 00:20:40 CDT 2015

On 06/22/2015 09:43 PM, Christian Kennedy wrote:

> I think the hint is on the back.  This is a story of Delaine Donohue
> retiring from D&B where he created and ran the National Business
> Information Center and the Central Data Collection Group between the
> early 70s and early 80s.  He retired in ’89, so it’s not unreasonable
> to assume 80’s vintage in the context of D&B — although the drives do
> suggest earlier rather than later in the decade.

I found a few mentions of the D&B setup back then.  In the 60s and 70s, 
D&B appeared to be a loyal IBM customer, even endorsing the 3850-beer 
can-in-a-pigeon-coop MSS device.  I did find a mention that D&B 
installed a minicomputer network in its local offices in 1976.  That's 
about as far as I got, but the minis in the racks in the photo remind me 
a bit of DG Novas.


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