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