Rod Coleman's personal history of founding, building & running SAGE

ben bfranchuk at
Sat Jan 2 21:41:00 CST 2021

On 1/2/2021 7:23 PM, Fred Cisin via cctalk wrote:
> On Sat, 2 Jan 2021, Nigel Johnson via cctalk wrote:
>> For one exciting moment there I thought that you were talking about the
>> Semi-Automatic Ground Environment - which a friend of mine was a tech on
>> in North Bay, ON, part of the DEW line!
>> I was getting ready to up stakes and hop off to Philadelphia!
> Well, perhaps somebody could entertain us by telling us, what 
> differences we might see between the two machines :-)
Better blinking lights is my guess for the Original. :)
A 32?/36? bit transistor mainframe often only had 15 bits of addressing, 
the same as 128KB for  early 68000 computer's.
Who was faster is open for debate, a main frame with mag tape
or a 68000 running floppies and 3 users.

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