Details about IBM's early 'scientific' computers

Jon Elson elson at
Wed Nov 15 12:17:23 CST 2017

On 11/15/2017 09:01 AM, Noel Chiappa via cctalk wrote:
>   but because of Honeywell's incompetence at the computer business.
> (That incompetence eventually resulted in a decision - probably correct from
> the _business_ point of view, given said incompetence - to get out of the
> computer business.)
MANY companies were quite bad at making a go of the computer 
business.  Xerox is probably legendary, but GE and RCA were 
certainly also famous for this.  Honeywell made a LOT of 
computers in various forms - aerospace, minicomputer, 
industrial controls, etc.  But, I guess they were 
incompetent at competing with IBM in the large systems market.
They were included in the BUNCH, however.


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