julesrichardsonuk at yahoo.co.uk
Sat Oct 29 08:11:24 CDT 2005
William Donzelli wrote:
>>I'll see if I can find them when I get back to the UK and scan any
>>interesting bits in.
> I am specifically looking for info on the parametron computers of the late
> 1950s, and the Hitachi AS/6 (may be called a HITAC in a Japanese
> context) of the late 1970s.
I'm almost certain there was some mention of Parametron, amongst others.
Probably way too early for HITAC. I seem to recall an article about a
project to build a one mega-word memory unit too, which I suppose was a
rather impressive size for then (particularly if you wanted to make it
reliable!). Our machines of that era are all around the 4KW mark...
I think the magazine must have been aimed at business analysts - which
means the level of detail isn't as much as us techies would like (and
articles tend to be half-page affairs), but it's still probably worth me
recording the computing side of it.
Give me a prod in a month if I haven't mentioned it again, as knowing me
I'll forget by the time I'm back in the UK :)
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