AW: When did Memory- and IO Protection Emerge (Esp. in Minis)?

Dale H. Cook radiotest at
Thu May 5 06:54:32 CDT 2016

At 11:24 PM 5/4/2016, Andy Holt wrote:

>Could someone with access to the OED please check up the first use of the term "minicomputer"

I am not the OED, but when I first saw the TX-0 and the PDP-1 at MIT in late 1964 or early 1965 I believe that I heard the term minicomputer applied to them. Certainly when I next saw them in the summer of 1967 both were being called minicomputers by the staff there.

Dale H. Cook, Roanoke/Lynchburg, VA
Osborne 1 / Kaypro 4-84 / Kaypro 1 / Amstrad PPC-640  

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