More old stuff incoming

Bill Gunshannon bill.gunshannon at
Wed Dec 19 15:29:47 CST 2018

On 12/19/18 4:27 PM, Guy Sotomayor Jr via cctalk wrote:
> Having worked at IBM “in the day”, the “official” reason (near as I could tell) was that IBM didn’t want to anthropomorphise computers.  So it was never “memory”, it was always “storage”.  So we didn’t have RAM or ROM, we had storage or ROS.  Disks were called DASD.  Main boards were called “planars”.

And today, we have "Watson".


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