Details about IBM's early 'scientific' computers

Alan Perry aperry at
Wed Nov 15 13:18:00 CST 2017

On 11/15/17 11:13 AM, Chuck Guzis via cctalk wrote:
> On 11/15/2017 10:17 AM, Jon Elson via cctalk wrote:
>> MANY companies were quite bad at making a go of the computer business.
>> Xerox is probably legendary, but GE and RCA were certainly also famous
>> for this.  Honeywell made a LOT of computers in various forms -
>> aerospace, minicomputer, industrial controls, etc.  But, I guess they
>> were incompetent at competing with IBM in the large systems market.
>> They were included in the BUNCH, however.
> "BUNCH"?  Never heard that one before.  "Snow White and the Seven
> Dwarfs" was the term I always heard.


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