On 31 Oct, 2006, at 18:01, cctech-request at classiccmp.org
But when I think of mainframe I think of
processor + storage along with a bunch of terminals attached; both
systems are more data processors (albeit general purpose ones) than
capable of supporting several human users.
Except the older ones did not have terminals, sometimes not even for
Surely anything which predates the Minicomputer is by definition a
it was designed as a peripheral processor rather than intended as a
That would let out things like the CDC 1700 which is the first
machine I learnt assembler
code on as it was no longer needed to read cards and send the data to
the main 6600
which was several miles away.