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57 minutes ago, Grandpadave52 said:

The HDD

Reminds me of the Fastrands we had on the old Unisys systems (except a full blown one was over 3000 lbs with the controller).

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Lets not forget about the programming with punch cards and jumper wires!

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19 hours ago, schnewj said:

programming with punch cards and jumper wires!

BTDT - collator, interpreter, 1004, program cards for keypunch...:WonderScratch:

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Sometime in the 1980's, the Naval Supply Center acquired a TAndem computer at great expense.  But, it sure was nice.  However, we had to adapt card readers and punch machines to input data.  In about 1991, we finally got the funds to do a software update to read barcodes and we had a real learning curve.  Users finally got used to it and even became proficient.  We had memory cards that looked like credit cards.  Our desktops went from 10 mg to 30 mg to over 100 mg.  In 1998, we had to toss a few hundred computers because the buyers didn't ask if they were Y2k compliant.  So, that was wasted money.  Then memory sticks appeared and data got lost.  We set up servers and backed up everything to tapes.  Data on desktops were backed up to servers and servers backed up to tapes.  Since 2003, I have no idea what is there.  

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