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Iconic consoles of the IBM System/360 mainframes, 55 years old
"The IBM System/360 was a groundbreaking family of mainframe computers announced on April 7, 1964. This article describes the various S/360 models and how to identify them from the front panels. I'll start with the Model 30, a popular low-end system, and then go through the remaining models in order."
computers  design  history  ibm 
april 2019 by garrettc
The Cliff Nest
A sci-fi story with computer security challenges built in.
interactive  fiction  security  computers  programming  inspiration 
november 2018 by garrettc
How To Kill Your Tech Industry
"In World War II, Britain invented the electronic computer. By the 1970s, its computing industry had collapsed—thanks to a labor shortage produced by sexism."
computers  technology  feminism  sexism  equality  uk  history  programming 
november 2018 by garrettc

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