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

Chuck Guzis cclist at
Thu May 5 12:34:16 CDT 2016

On 05/04/2016 11:34 PM, William Donzelli wrote:

> Wasn't minicomputer really a marketing term, anyway? Suits and all?

Well, it was the sixties, after all.  We all forget "midicomputer". :)

One thing that some may not know about the 1700 is that it had a
*per-word* protection bit as well as I/O protection on a "per device"
basis.   I don't know of any other computers with that feature.


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