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

Chuck Guzis cclist at
Wed Jan 25 21:07:33 CST 2017

On 01/25/2017 05:47 PM, Eric Smith wrote:

> Based on the bios of the authors, I'm actually more inclined to
> believe the book than annotation of a photo on the IBM web site. mentions that the 1959 date was part of other
information written on the back of the photo.  Nevertheless...

Okay, how about this?

"Transactions of Society of Actuaries"
1959, Volume 11, Number 31

"MR. LLOYD G. ROLLERSON stated for the past 7 years the Crown Life has
been using a seriatim validation method.  They are now  in the process
of installing an IBM,  7070 system, but will retain the seriatim system."

So, how could IBM be installing a 7070 at a life insurance company in
1959 if the machine hadn't been released?

I can dig up more references, if your confidence in the authors of the
1986 book is still unshaken.


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