'motherboard' etymology

Jules Richardson jules.richardson99 at gmail.com
Sun Feb 28 19:36:50 CST 2016

On 02/28/2016 06:50 PM, Jon Elson wrote:
> Computers existed way before 1980, and had many boards plugged into
> wire-wrapped backplanes or motherboards.

Backplane was certainly a term from way back, I just don't recall seeing 
motherboard before somewhere around the 1980 timeframe. Maybe you're right 
though and it was in use too, but only by certain companies...

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