IBM Series/1

Stan Sieler sieler at
Sun Aug 4 16:37:38 CDT 2019

> > The hardware is excellent. They have fairly fast processors, and the
> > I/O capacity is great. Reliability is typical IBM.
> >
> > The OS sucks balls. All the balls.
> >
> > Commercially, they were not a success, despite being IBM's first
> > "open" system, in that they invited third party developers. It seems

When I joined HP in mid-1979, the first week I spotted an IBM Series/1
in a small conference room ... with an IBM repairman.  The HP engineers
had apparently blown out a memory board somehow while "looking" at it :)

>From the HP 3000 viewpoint, we weren't worried about the Series/1.


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