On 12/19/18 4:27 PM, Guy Sotomayor Jr via cctalk wrote:
Having worked at IBM ?in the day?, the ?official?
reason (near as I could tell) was that IBM didn?t want to anthropomorphise computers. So
it was never ?memory?, it was always ?storage?. So we didn?t have RAM or ROM, we had
storage or ROS. Disks were called DASD. Main boards were called ?planars?.
And today, we have "Watson".