• Subject: Re: Legacy code. Was:Dates
  • From: Glenn Ericson <Glenn-Ericson@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 18 Sep 1997 09:28:11 -0400

.At 07:13 AM 9/17/97 +0000, you wrote:
>boothm@ibm.net wrote:
>> on 09/16/97 at 02:45 PM, DennisLovelady@kemet.com (Dennis Lovelady) said:
>> Anyway, what was the model 6?  Card only?  Were there others?
>> The Model 6 was magnetic only, no cards. It was desk sized with the
>> printer in front of the operator.  No CRT, everything was logged through
>> the printer.  
>You could attatch a MFCU for card I/O.  Monthly we would punch out the 
>receivables as cash receipts cards and create a tub file so that when
>payments came in someone just pulled the appropriate card for the
>invoice being paid and fed it through.  Eliminated keying errors. 
>Pretty low tech, but cards did have their place.
>IMHO the S/32 got its roots from this model.

The S/32  was the  beginning of the non removable disk era that we know
today  The S/34 added  multi programing  and Work station entry. Both
suffered terablly from  the pains of  multi-diskette  save/ restore.


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