What's the rarest or most unusual computer-related item do you own?
billdegnan at gmail.com
Sat Jan 28 19:53:47 CST 2017
On Jan 28, 2017 8:51 PM, "william degnan" <billdegnan at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Jan 28, 2017 8:40 PM, "Chuck Guzis" <cclist at sydex.com> wrote:
> > On 01/28/2017 05:12 PM, Douglas Taylor wrote:
> > > I have a certificate that my father was given in 1957 for training on
> > > a Honeywell Datamatic 1000 computer.
> > >
> > > Here is a summary of this 'advance' in computer technology from the
> > > ACM:
> > >
> > > The DATAmatic 1000 (D-1000) is a high-capacity electronic
> > > data-processing system designed specifically for application to the
> > > increasingly complex problems and procedures of present-day
> > > business. The system incorporates significant new systems techniques,
> > > as well as several basically new component developments. One of the
> > > outstanding features of the D-1000 is its ability to feed information
> > > from magnetic tape into the central processor at a sustained rate of
> > > 60,000 decimal-digits per second, and to deliver data after
> > > processing back to magnetic tape at this same rate. The operational
> > > speed of the central processor maintains full compatibility with the
> > > high speed of information transfer. Consequently, the difficulties
> > > caused by programs which are either tape limited or processing-time
> > > limited do not arise in the majority of commercial applications of
> > > this system.
> > Doug, you can probably re-live part of your dad's experience. There are
> > some Datamatic 1000 manuals on bitsavers:
> > Big, wide tape reels.
> > --Chuck
> I am pretty sure I have the first print of that manual, but I thought
Datamatic was a pre-Burroughs machine not Honeywell...I am not home to
check, if you'd like me to I can Monday. That's the base 10 system,
right? I also have some orig decimal counter tubes IIRC too. I suppose
that all qualifies as pretty rare. Or I am confusing with a different,
similarly - named system.
Yup I must be mistaken. Nevermind I'll check when I get back to my office
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