Wanted: IBM AS/400 in NY for a film

Sean Caron scaron at umich.edu
Wed Jul 29 17:36:20 CDT 2015

Aha ... I first saw the request and thought it was strange that a film
would be so specific but I guess the AS/400 they ran has attained some
notoriety of its own:


I guess I've gotta give them credit for shooting for technical correctness
:O Too bad it's only "set dressing" and we don't get to see any snippets of
an interactive session on screen.



On Wed, Jul 29, 2015 at 6:18 PM, Nigel Williams <
nw at retrocomputingtasmania.com> wrote:

> > On 30 Jul 2015, at 7:12 am, Mike Ross <tmfdmike at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Interesting. So Bernie Madoff used an AS/400?
> ahh bingo! I found this comment on the Amazon book review:
> "The description of the ancient 1988 IBM AS 400 and the terminals from a
> 1970's spy film that were still cranking away on the 17th floor when Madoff
> went under is priceless.”
> If movie-makers are going for authenticity then they will want a white-box
> AS/400
> https://www-03.ibm.com/ibm/history/exhibits/rochester/images/overlay/4506VV4010.jpg

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