IBM 7074 and then some: "Systems we love" conference

Jon Elson elson at
Tue Jan 24 11:22:05 CST 2017

On 01/23/2017 11:46 PM, Chuck Guzis wrote:
> Bob Bener has written a short squib about how the 7070 came into being:
> Funny, in a tragic way.
WOW!  But, at the end, he says the 707x is a 6-bit machine.  
It seems, in fact, that the 707x was a WORD machine, not a 
character machine.  There is a fair amount of info on it 
that seems to confirm this.  Also, the stated speeds seem to 
be invariant for short vs. long (10-digit) operations, 
pretty much proving it was a word machine.


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