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

Chuck Guzis cclist at
Thu Jan 26 21:08:28 CST 2017

On 01/26/2017 06:49 PM, Eric Smith wrote:

> IBM generally didn't consider a data processing system to have
> "shipped" until it passed the field acceptance criteria, e.g.,
> assembled on-site and passed diagnostics. Perhaps the 7070 didn't
> pass acceptance testing until April 1960?

Does IBM retain a corporate archivist on staff?  That might be a resource.

I do get the idea that the 7070, designed as a replacement for the 650,
was a machine that IBM probably would like to forget.


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