Details about IBM's early 'scientific' computers

Jon Elson elson at
Wed Nov 15 20:03:41 CST 2017

On 11/15/2017 02:12 PM, Chuck Guzis via cctalk wrote:
> On 11/15/2017 11:59 AM, Rick Bensene via cctalk wrote:
>> While the definition of the term "personal computer"  varies depending
>> on who is using the term, these machines, and others like them, were
>> designed to be used at a much more personal level than the large-scale
>> mainframe machines housed in the glass-walled rooms where only "special"
>> people were allowed anywhere near them.
> How about "small systems", able to be powered solely from a 115V/20A
> source (or its 220V equivalent)?
PDP-5 and LINC certainly fit that requirement.


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