Interested in UNIVAC 9000 Series (and IBM 360)
billdegnan at gmail.com
Fri Nov 18 14:09:57 CST 2016
On Fri, Nov 18, 2016 at 3:04 PM, Chuck Guzis <cclist at sydex.com> wrote:
> On 11/18/2016 10:00 AM, william degnan wrote:
> > http://vintagecomputer.net/browse_thread.cfm?id=658
> > Hot business women posing with classic UNIVAC hardware and a link to
> > a very rare 1968 business proposal by UNIVAC to Philip Morris, an
> > attempt to sell either a 418-III or 9400, pricing, comparison with
> > IBM 360 models. Included with the proposal were a handful of product
> > brochures. I scanned some of my favorite photos.
> Models? Wasn't the 9300 basically an instruction-compatible model of
> the S/360 Model 20? I think the 9400 was the bottom end 360/30 model
> compatible. Calling the Model 20 a "member of the System 360 line" has
> always been a bit of a stretch in my book.
> So small cheese in terms of sales proposals, but interesting
> nonetheless. Thanks!
The 418-III is a better comparison, of a more powerful 360 than the /20.
The proposal basically says pick between the 418-III or you can buy a 9000
series and if necessary dial into a time sharing system we recommend (see
brochure at the end of the proposal).
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