What is DECdatasystem?

Allison ajp166 at bellatlantic.net
Tue Oct 25 21:28:28 CDT 2005

>Subject: What is DECdatasystem?
>   From: "Wolfe, Julian " <ISC277 at CLCILLINOIS.EDU>
>   Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2005 21:16:07 -0500
>     To: "'General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts'"	<cctalk at classiccmp.org>
>Okay, looking over the web, I've seen several PDP11 machines marked
>"DECdatasystem"... They don't seem to have anything in common...it's like a
>random marking DEC decided to put on machines.   Anyone know what it means?

The common thread of 'datasystem is they are bundled systems sold as 
application solutions rather than "computers".

It's part of DEC's history that Digital didn't sell computers, they 
sold programmed data processors.  that and quirky marketing.

Ex Digit.

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