Hand-wired core for ROM?

Chuck Guzis cclist at sydex.com
Fri Apr 10 21:46:37 CDT 2015

On 04/10/2015 02:04 PM, Sean Caron wrote:
> The paternal side of my family is from the southern Minnesota area and my
> dad has told me on more than one occasion that my grandmother for a time
> had a job working for Control Data "sewing" core memory by hand... This
> would probably have been some time in the 1960s... Obviously I can't verify
> the veracity of this firsthand :O but it's been said at least of that stuff
> was assembled by hand by human beings, in the US...

Probably true.  Most of the systems manufacturers eventually took labor 
at least out of the country.  There was talk at CDC back in the day of 
the "Tijuana core house", but that may have been for the bulk core (ECS) 
used back then.


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