AW: When did Memory- and IO Protection Emerge (Esp. in Minis)?

ANDY HOLT andy.holt at
Wed May 4 19:07:00 CDT 2016

> Is the CDC 1700 considered to be in the family of "minicomputers"?
> (i.e. was the word invented before then?).

Though functionally it sort of had the minicomputer nature, it 
was physically a bit large for that term … would have been 
called a "process control" computer. I also don't think I heard the
word "minicomputer" until a couple of years after I first saw a CDC 1700.

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