On 07/08/98 14:24:17 you wrote:
>
>I am having a debate over AS/400 history and I'm hoping someone on the List
>can settle it.  What was the order of computer platforms introduced by IBM -
>(System 36, System 38, AS/400)?
>
>I say the order was 36, 38, 400.  My friend says it was 38, 36, 400.  Could
>someone help me settle this?
>
According to Soltis' "Inside the AS/400", the S/38 was announced on October
24, 1978.  The first shipments were then delayed until July of 1980 because
it wasn't stable enough for delivery.  

The System/36 was announced in May of 1983, from the same reference.

Erik Knudson
AMX Systems
Portland, OR



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