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Mon Apr 5 13:17:29 CDT 2010
On 5 Apr 2010 at 18:56, Tony Duell wrote:
> Nor have I. I wonder if this is an IBM .vs. the rest of the world
> thing. IBM had their own terms for a lot of things (PEL rather than
> Pixel, All Points Addressable mode rather htan Bitmaped mode, Planar
> board rather than motehrboard, Module rather than integrated circuit,
> and so on).
Part of going to work for a company of that era was learning the
vocabulary for things you were already familiar with. CDC RMS = IBM
DASD = most everyone else "disk". CDC "label" = IBM "VTOC", which
end of a word was "bit 0", etc.
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