CDC 6600 Manuals

Paul Koning paulkoning at
Mon Aug 15 13:43:06 CDT 2016

> On Aug 15, 2016, at 2:36 PM, Chuck Guzis <cclist at> wrote:
> On 08/15/2016 10:03 AM, Al Kossow wrote:
>> On 8/15/16 9:21 AM, william degnan wrote:
>>> one last comment....learning here, did not know the connection
>>> between cyber 70 and the 6600.  Thanks
>> yes, it's confusing and you aren't the first person confused by it.
> If you had a 6400 and a Cyber 73 sitting side-by-side, stripped of their
> "skins", it would be difficult for the average person to tell the
> difference.

From what little I remember, in a few cases the only difference was the sheet metal on the outside, and in some others it was some minor optional features (compare/move unit standard vs. optional or optional vs. not available) that were really totally arbitrary.  By comparison, Ford and Mercury differ far more.

> CDC management went a bit bonkers, re-christening old hardware with the
> "Cyber" tag.  

You might with perfect validity just put a period after "bonkers" and omit the limiting phrase.  :-)


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