Supercomputers, fishing for information

Bill Gunshannon bill.gunshannon at
Mon Apr 3 14:28:45 CDT 2017

From: cctalk [cctalk-bounces at] on behalf of Fred Cisin via cctalk [cctalk at]
Sent: Monday, April 3, 2017 2:23 PM
To: Chuck Guzis; General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts
Subject: Re: Supercomputers, fishing for information

On Mon, 3 Apr 2017, Chuck Guzis via cctalk wrote:
> I'm probably showing my age (again), but "QIC" and "Supercomputers" just
> seems to be about as related as "Chateau Margaux" and "Cheez Whiz".
> If one is spending millions on a supercomputer, why would anyone want to
> put software for it on a QIC cart?

Because it holds more than an Exatron Stringy Floppy?  (the obvious second
choice for high reliability storage)


Don't bite that tongue plunged deeply into your cheek.

The Exatron was at best a joke.  Of course, better than most options of
the time but still anythng but reliable.


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