cclist at sydex.com
Wed Nov 12 16:22:41 CST 2008
On 12 Nov 2008 at 15:47, Paul_Koning at dell.com wrote:
> Google has some references, but they all seem to be to the same text,
> from a 1959 "history" entry that refers to the 1401 and the 1602 and
> "CADET". It looks like everyone is stealing the same text. One copy
> shows up on a high school website ("Copyright xyz high school").
> Oops. And there are copies in other languages, Thai and Persian
> included... Also plenty of "for sale" notices of that artifact you
> mentioned. But I see no other detail.
Indeed, there's even a blog entry from a failed bidder who thought
this belonged to the 1620. But I've never heard of the 1602 box and
a web search of an IBM "processing adapter" shows zip.
Was this thing even part of the 1620 line? The number seems to defy
the general pattern that has the CPU as the lowest-numbered item.
E.g., 1620 = CPU, 1621 = paper tape reader, 1622 = card
reader/punch, 1624 = paper tape punch, 1623 + 1625 = auxiliary core
storage, 1626 = plotter controller, 1627 = plotter, etc.
This thing, whatever it is, sounds more like something associated
with unit-record equipment; perhaps related to the 602 calculating
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