• Computer History Museum

    From Knightmare@VERT/P99BBS to Poindexter Fortran on Sat Apr 29 08:55:41 2017
    Re: Computer History Museum
    By: Poindexter Fortran to All on Mon Mar 13 2017 08:51 am

    When I went - some time ago, I reached over and touched an IMP. I thought I was gonna get kicked out. It was amazing to actually touch a peice of history.

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  • From Android8675@VERT/SHODAN to Knightmare on Tue May 9 08:32:03 2017
    Re: Computer History Museum
    By: Knightmare to Poindexter Fortran on Sat Apr 29 2017 08:55 am

    When I went - some time ago, I reached over and touched an IMP. I thought I was gonna get kicked out. It was amazing to actually touch a peice of history.

    Been watching videos of the restored PDP-1 (DEC, Programmable Data Processor-1). Some amazing stuff there.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyDZjEcCgaI

    (Bill Gates story...)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFLMuC5iTyc


    ... Every revolutionary ends up either by becoming an oppressor or a heretic.

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  • From Weatherman@VERT/PHARCYDE to Ennev on Sun Sep 3 11:31:15 2017
    I'm a consultant who work in banking and a lot of our customers (banks)
    are still using mainframes and as/400 . Sure new stuff are developed with newer technologies but legacy stuff still run on theses.

    Same with hospitals. Many still use the AS/400 and mainframe. Even VAX/VMS.

    Our mainframe will be going away in the next year or two, but there are not current plans to replace the AS/400 or VAX/VMS system.

    - Mark

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