digital camera capabilities
Roy J. Tellason
rtellason at verizon.net
Fri Dec 21 23:40:30 CST 2007
On Thursday 20 December 2007 11:53, Scott Quinn wrote:
> On Dec 19, 2007, at 6:07 PM, Roy J. Tellason wrote:
> > And in reading about the various IBM boxes, only one word comes to
> > mind: "Baroque"!
> I wouldn't say that- although I admit that on first looking at even the
> RS/6000 (and later hearing about the AS/400 and S/3XX) was "weird".
That works too. I think this was mostly S/360 and maybe some S'/370 stuff,
there might've been some System/38 in there, I think.
> IBMs are just a different mindset than DECs.
> A way of looking at it is that IBM moved "downmarket" and DEC
> moved "upmarket" (similar thing with most of the computers we see: they
> started out at the lower end, and then later on the manufacturers decided to
> put together a big machine for certain customers (PDP-10, SGI PowerSeries,
> Sun E10k, VAX 9000 ...)
> IBM also had a paradigm early, and those tend to stick.
How do you mean here?
I really wish more of the details of the history of this stuff had stuck with
me, but I occasoinally had to pay attention to other things at the time.
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