Bay Area: IBM 4341 and HP3000

js at js at
Mon Jan 12 10:35:21 CST 2015

On 1/12/2015 11:21 AM, William Donzelli 
>> Automobiles were used by individuals for four generations, the models are
>> built to appeal to different personalities and social strata.
>> A significant number of people in three of those four generations fixed
>> their own cars, so they had some knowledge of how they worked.
> Almost everyone can relate to autos. In many countries, learning to
> drive happens during the late teenage / early twenties, and tends to
> leave an indelible mark on people, as things tend to do at that stage
> of life.
> Raise your hand if you ever got laid on a 4341.
> --
> Will


I guess I was just hoping that the 
astonishing amount of genius and human 
achievement that went into these 
computers might push them towards more 
equal *status* with vintage autos.   Of 
course, that would require a utopian 

Cars, despite their ubiquity, are 
relatively crude machines.

- J.

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