Honeywell/Bull DPS-6 deskside info?
healyzh at aracnet.com
Wed Sep 23 22:00:46 CDT 2015
On Sep 23, 2015, at 7:42 PM, steve shumaker <shumaker at att.net> wrote:
> 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: http://www.feb-patrimoine.com/projet/gcos6/gcos6.htm
>> Anyone have any docs on this thing? Or fun anecdotes to share? What have
>> I gotten myself into with this thing?
> 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.
DPS-8's, not 6's, and I for one don't believe that legend.
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