Interesting article in Spectrum about IBM's System/360

Jon Elson elson at
Sat Apr 13 09:37:09 CDT 2019

On 04/13/2019 09:11 AM, Jay Jaeger via cctalk wrote:
> For example, the IBM 7010 was an IBM 1410 done up in 7000 
> series technology (and was a compatible super-set of the 
> 1410 and, via a toggle switch, the 1401). It had no 
> architectural relationship with the 7090/7094, nor did the 
> 7070 or 7080, near as I can tell.
Yes, the 14xx were character-based decimal machines.  The 
7070 was a word-based decimal machine aimed at the business 
market.  The 709x were word-based binary machines.


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