vintage computers in active use

Mike Ross tmfdmike at
Thu May 26 18:18:57 CDT 2016

On Fri, May 27, 2016 at 4:27 AM, Brent Hilpert <hilpert at> wrote:
> A friend notice this in the news, I heard it mentioned on the radio this morning too:
> extract:
>         The report said that the Department of Defence systems that co-ordinated
>         intercontinental ballistic missiles, nuclear bombers and tanker support aircraft
>         "runs on an IBM Series-1 Computer - a 1970s computing system - and uses
>         eight-inch floppy disks".

It was a few years ago now and it's third hand - but I was told that
the US Navy still maintained a shop dedicated exclusively to repairing
IBM SLT modules... can't vouch for the veracity of that; perhaps
someone else can.
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