Sunday, November 30, 2008

Honoring the System/360

I just found this celebration of the 40th anniversary of the System/360 at the Computer History Museum.

Another presentation at the museum said that the S/360 project is like Google today pouring $32 billion into a new product which might or might not work to replace search. I found a video of the presentation here.

For the few who have the opportunity to write their programs on punched cards, paper tape, teletypes, CRTs, and now Visual Studio 2008, perhaps we should be more prepared to celebrate the 50th anniversary in 2014.

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