[TUHS] Bell Labs data center in 1969/70.
dave at horsfall.org
Wed Mar 13 11:37:47 AEST 2019
On Tue, 12 Mar 2019, Clem Cole wrote:
> Very cool. Takes me back when I used to do that ;-) As CMU of us all
> system programmers had to do shifts as operators. The thinking was
> that if we had do the crappy job too, we would fix things and not let
> the bugs build. FWIW: I can not tell which model 360 it is. I think
> its a 65 or 67. It's not a 91 nor a 40 or 50.
One of the best unpaid jobs I ever did was being a student 360/50 operator
on the night shift. Boy, the stories that I could tell, such as card
decks being sticky-taped together, paper tape stuck to the spool, etc...
And the time that I switched off the 029 keypunch printer to not print the
"PRI=6" JCL, thereby screwing up the operator's disk schedule... I got my
deck back, unsubmitted, with the job card torn into a neat spiral.
I actually met him at a DECUS conference, and he was most amiable about
And no, it doesn't look like a /50 console to me.
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