beige rant (was Re: IBM 5150 with red case on ebay)
cclist at sydex.com
Fri May 13 19:42:31 CDT 2016
For the S/360 systems, there was a wide choice of colors. In fact, most
of the S/360s I saw initially were that orangish-red. I've heard it
referred to as "International Orange" in accordance with Federal
In the early 1970s, CDC went from a beige and gray motif to blue glass
and fake woodgrain.
NCR, Cray and Honeywell similarly had brightly-colored systems.
Office interiors in the 1980s were often the bright primary upholstery,
with exposed structure and plumbing being painted similarly bright
colors. It was a bit much, reminiscent of the Pompidou centre in Paris.
Styles change. I don't think much of deep blue as a color scheme.
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