Systems Concepts SC-4 computer

Phil Budne phil at
Tue Feb 16 16:15:01 CST 2021

> >     From: Lars Brinkhoff
> >     > Anyone ever heard of the Systems Concepts SC-4 computer?  

> Noel Chiappa via cctalk <cctalk at> wrote:
> > Given the SF address, and Peter Samson's signature, this is the _the_ Systems
> > Concepts. Never heard of the SC-4, though.
> > 
> > One oddity: the cover letter is dated 1972, but it talks of "the main G.E.
> > computer". GE's computer business was sold to Honeywell in 1970, though?

From: Lyle Bickley via cctalk <cctalk at>
> I contacted Peter Samson regarding a "SC-4" and this was his response:
> "There was an SC-40 (made after my time there) which was a fast
> PDP-10-compatible system. I don’t know of any SC-4 though."

The document that raised the question has his name and signature
(or the name and signature of *A* Peter R Samson) on it?

I suppose one could say that SC-4 might be a marketing term that an
engineer might have forgotten, or chosen to have forgotten, but Peter
Samson's title in the document is Director of Marketing!

The URL again:

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