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

Chuck Guzis cclist at
Thu Jan 26 22:58:00 CST 2017

On 01/26/2017 07:50 PM, Fred Cisin wrote:
>> Even the phrase "shipped" need not be when the customer starts 
>> printing out the nine billion names of god.   (1953, so it
>> predates the 7074)
> OK, that was a "Mark V, Automatic Sequence Computer".
> In the story, Chuck (no last name, so not confirmed to be OUR
> Chuck), had the last word:  "Look"

I remember reading that one many years ago.  The bit about the stars
quietly winking out at the end stuck in my mind.--

Nine Giganames doesn't seem so  much in our days of tera- and peta- and


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