RMS [was Re: Terminology [was RE: IBM z890]]

Mike Ross tmfdmike at gmail.com
Wed Nov 4 13:00:05 CST 2015

On Thu, Nov 5, 2015 at 6:37 AM, Jon Elson <elson at pico-systems.com> wrote:
> On 11/04/2015 10:42 AM, Fred Cisin wrote:
>> On Tue, 3 Nov 2015, Chuck Guzis wrote:
>>> Cool.  How about "label" versus VTOC versus "folder"  versus "directory"
>>> versus "FNT"...versus...?
>>> So many names...
>> Was it considered "copyright infringement" to use the same terminology as
>> somebody else?   Like "standards" everybody had a unique one of their own.
> But, IBM had a WHOLE dictionary full of IBM-specific terms for everything.
> memory was storage (or main storage)
> disks were direct access storage devices (DASD)
> tapes were sequential access
> the register set of the 360 was local store (or local storage)
> microcode was in control store
> and, there is a LOT more of this that escapes me at the moment.

Microcode was in ROS - Read-Only Storage... which had different
implementations: CCROS - Capacitative Card ROS - in the 2030; TROS -
Transformer ROS - in the 2040 etc. etc.


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