[nSLUG] Cleaning out my desk...

Douglas Guptill dguptill at accesswave.ca
Sun Nov 11 11:39:19 AST 2007


On Sun, Nov 11, 2007 at 10:15:05AM -0400, Robin Murray wrote:

> I remember booting (IPL'ing) IBM mainframes back when these large disk 
> arrays were still around. It was like standing among a dozen jet 
> engines, each spooling up about 10 seconds apart. That's when computers 
> were COMPUTERS.

Did you DASDI the drum first?

Memories of an IBM/360 model 67, when we changed the opsys (from IBM's
OS whatever to MTS) every night.  I once toggled in a program, one
12-bit word (or was it 16 bits?  My memory is fading...) at a time,
and then ran it.  It punched 1 card.


Douglas.



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