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hilpert at cs.ubc.ca
Fri Jan 15 21:36:49 CST 2016
On 2016-Jan-15, at 4:58 PM, Chuck Guzis wrote:
> On 01/15/2016 04:34 PM, Brent Hilpert wrote:
>> I'm guessing: are you mentioning BR here in relation to stock
>> exchanges - were they a major supplier for stock exchange data
> Oh yes--look up "Telequote". I think that CHM has a few bits as well.
> A lot of caselaw was tied up in Telequote, but by the early 70s, nearly every stockbroker had a TQ terminal on his desk. BR was one of the first companies I bought stock in--the future was very clear to me at the time.
> I think most of the server gear for Telequote was IBM S/360 stuff, but I'm not certain my memory is accurate.
> Having a Telequote terminal would be akin to having a SABRE airline reservation terminal from the 60s.
In Italy even:
I wonder if my modem may have been part of a Telequote installation.
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