Honeywell/Bull DPS-6 deskside info?

steve shumaker shumaker at
Wed Sep 23 21:42:42 CDT 2015

On 9/23/2015 2:44 PM, Josh Dersch wrote:
> Along with the 11/44 I also picked up a Honeywell/Bull DPS-6 deskside
> workstation; I can't seem to dig up much information specific to this model
> (a badge on the rear labels it as "Model/Index No. B01732").  I can take
> some detailed pictures later this week after I've had time to clean it up
> (it's very, very dirty), but it looks very similar to the DPS-6 unit
> pictured on this site:
> Anyone have any docs on this thing?  Or fun anecdotes to share?  What have
> I gotten myself into with this thing?
> Thanks,
> Josh
browse here and elsewhere for WWMMCCS history and beginnings of 
GCOS/DPS-6/Honeywell 6000

One legend that gets trotted out whenever you speak of WWMMCCS is the 
cookie monster that was on  terminals in the Pentagon installation of 
WWMMCCS.  As the legend goes, at random intervals, the console would go 
blank, operators would loose control and a message would display 
something to the effect  "cookie monster hungry - feed me".  Supposedly 
once you typed in one of several cookie names, the routine would release 
the system back to the operator.   I personally know a retired AF IT 
manager who worked WWMMCCS and swears its a true story...

Suspect you will find very little material other than what Al has - it 
wasn't a particularly common installed setup.


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