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Sat Jan 14 10:19:32 CST 2006
Lyle Bickley wrote:
>>>Ah, you guys are bringing up some fond remembrances. I had an office in
>>>the 705 Building in Poughkeepsie and an office in the manufacturing plant
>>>in Kingston. Date 1963 - when IBM was "finishing off" the 7094 line in
>>>Poughkeepsie and the 7044 line in Kingston and replacing them with
>>>System/360 lines. When System/360 was launched, I ran a software modeling
>>>group - which ran simulations of the many iterations of hardware, MFT,
>>>MVS, Compilers, etc. It was a blast!!!
>>>BTW: I used to live in Rhinebeck - kinda inbetween the two plants...
>>My office is in B/004-3. Were you in 705 when it opened? It looks a
>>lot newer than the other side of the plant.
> The 705 building is much newer than the other side of the plant. It was
> already occupied when I came to Poughkeepsie. But it was "the" place to be -
> since most of the System/360 software development (OS, compilers) work was
> done there. Fred Brooks (360 Architect, author of the "Mythical Man Month")
> had his office in 705 - and I used to attend meetings in his office. I
> considered that a real privilege at the time. He is a man of great brilliance
> and integrity...
That is *tremendously* cool.
>>I grew up in Poughkeepsie, myself. My parents have worked in East
>>Fishkill plant for many years.
> Wow, that's cool. Feels like "old home week" :-)
> What do you do at B/004-3?
I work for Facilities Site Operations. I write all of their custom
code. A bunch of industrial instrumentation and controls, and a bunch
of project tracking/financial and purchasing. It's a bit of a mix.
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