My classiccmp non-retirement :-)

William Donzelli aw288 at osfn.org
Mon Jun 20 11:38:54 CDT 2005


> Perhaps because DEC computers were fun and 360s were not?

Yes, that is it. However, Univacs were apparently "fun" as well.
 
> Given that a fair number of CC contributors are European, this is
> slightly surprising.  Not that Philips ever was a particularly
> impressive computer maker, but they did have some interesting
> machines.

Yes, but Phillips was never even a dream close to being part of the BUNCH
or IBM.

"Interesting" does not always mean "historically significant", as
well. There are many "firsts" in the field of computering that did not
amount to a hill of beans - often the "seconds" are the ones that
matter. History tends to be defined by the common stuff, basically.

William Donzelli
aw288 at osfn.org 




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