On 10/18/2015 08:39 PM, Jon Elson wrote:
As 3rd party vendors in the IBM plug-compatible arena
was pretty large. We had an IBM shop at Washington University, but
after the CPUs, practically the whole room went to Memorex-supported
gear. They get 3330-compatible drives, later upgraded to
3350-compatible, and maybe later upgraded again. They used Memorex
3674 controllers (they had 2 of them). They had at least one Memorex
1270 com controller. They had two 370/145s with AMS/Intersil 1 Meg
memory units, installed and supported by Memorex. I can't recall
specifics, but I think there were other memorex units there, too.
I had a friend who worked for Telex back in day; she lost her job when
Telex girded itself for the legal dustup against IBM. (Telex sued IBM
for anti-competitive practices; IBM countersued for copyright
infringement.) This was back in the day that it seemed that everyone
was suing IBM.
Telex was acquired by Memorex back in the 80s.