We used both IBM & EMC memory on our old S/36.
EMC had several nice features.
1. Written guarantee that if IBM CE ever said some problem due to EMC memory,
EMC would make good including paying for all related IBM service calls.
2. Clear instructions how to disconnect EMC memory from the box if desired,
so that the system could get IBM work without EMC in the picture ... we had
IBM memory for our base, and EMC add-on.
3. While IBM memory could go up to 7 Meg, EMC could go up to 8 Meg, on that
box.
4. EMC memory cost 1/2 as much as IBM memory.

There was another outfit offering memory 1/2 as much as EMC but it did not
come with any guarantees, so I did not even suggest that management consider
them.

EMC had other guarantees than what I mentioned ... I forget details ... the
only stuff that interested me were related to the system running every day
without a hassle.
EMC is still in the business.

MacWheel99@aol.com (Alister Wm Macintyre) (Al Mac)

> Back in the mid-80's EMC was offering a promotion where they'd swap double
>  their memory for IBM's, at no charge.





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