Carl Galgano wrote:
> 
> Gee Pat, I hadn't even reached puberty in 1971, and by no means and I the
> youngest guy on the listserv. :)
> Carl

Everybody can't be young....or there wouldn't be any old people..... A
LOT
of the 400 development staff (that haven't been put out to pasture)
aren't
exactly kids... 

Do you know what the most startling fact is about the S/34 ?????

This was the first machine that could really run more than one program
at a time.. !!!! (without a LOT of screwing around) The 360 folks
wouldn't
even admit that this could be done by a "toy" computer.....

The S/3 could do it also, but it was very clumsy... The S/34 was the
beginning
of a really nice machine for it's time..... Pretty cute stuff back in
the 70's...
and then along came the S/36 and the whole world changed......

Of course the S/38 changed everything !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A good bit of the stuff that you take for granted, came from the
evolution of
the "old" machines... 

They still don't have a product from MS that can do some of that "OLD"
stuff....

By the way.... I worked with a strange product called ethernet on a
"Xerox" computer
in 1973.... it was this "new" way of hooking stuff together.......

Some things never change.... some things remain the same
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