[rescue] San Antonio, TX area rescue

Jeffrey J. Nonken jeff_work at nonken.net
Mon Dec 2 15:37:43 CST 2002

On Mon, 02 Dec 2002 21:33:19 +0100 (MET), Stephen D. B. Wolthusen wrote:
>On 02-Dec-2002 Dave McGuire wrote:
>>Learning, man.  These are fascinating machines that much of the
>>world's business runs on...and arguably, the ONLY computers in
>>use today that actually evolved from the earliest digital
>>and incorporate many of the techniques and thoughts that the
>>most brilliant minds came up with from the 1940s to the 1960s...as
>>compared to *everything* else we've got now which descends from the
>>i4004, which was designed for use in a Japanese-built desktop
>I think folks like Ken Olsen or Gordon Bell would be mortally
>offended at that
>statement (just to mention a few - the ILLIAC IV team is another
>that instantly
>springs to mind).
>IBM hasn't always been an first or most successful to innovate. In
>some cases
>they had to be dragged along kicking and screaming by their

Interesting you should use ILLIAC IV to punctuate your statement.

My father has commented before how IBM would often trumpet a "new" concept
that Burroughs had been selling for years.

And I remember when he worked on the ILLIAC IV project.


More information about the rescue mailing list