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No new product offering has had greater impact on the computer industrythan the IBM System/360. IBM's 360 and Early 370 Systems describes the creation ofthis remarkable system and the developments it spawned, including its successor, System/370. The authors tell how System/360's widely-copied architecture came intobeing and how IBM failed in an effort to replace it ten ...more
Hardcover, 884 pages
Published January 4th 1991 by MIT Press (MA)
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Robert Grossman
Jul 01, 2012 rated it really liked it
A good history of an extremely influential computer.
Brian Page
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IBMs 360 and Early 370 Systems by Emerson W. Pugh, Lyle R. Johnson, and John H. Palmer is a feat of immense scholarship. Unfortunately, they got the title wrong. It should be: A Strongly Internalist Corporate History of IBM During the System/360 Years, an approach perhaps not surprising since all three authors are former IBM employees. I came to the book with a background in computer hardware architecture and operating system design and, while there is not a frightening lack of technical ...more
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Aug 14, 2018 rated it liked it
Read this based on the recommendation in https://medium.learningbyshipping.com...

Worthwhile read if youre interested in general computer history or business strategy and structure through stressful transition. Was a bloody slog though.
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Alex Lyashok
Apr 17, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: not-on-audible
Blow by blow account of how 360 was built. Nobody does undertakings this big anymore.
Mark
Feb 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
Solid book on the history of computing- the technical details of this thorough book are in interesting counterpoint to the discussions of the personalities involved in the development of the IBM 370. I love the discussions of how the scientists and engineers solved problems associated with developing one of the most important lines of early computers. The very nature of those early designs make them particularly accessible to people interested in how computers work- the photos and figures (many ...more
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Emerson W. Pugh (born 1 May 1929) is an American research engineer and scientist, whose career at US corporation IBM spanned several decades and resulted in significant technological advances. He was a leader in magnetic and computer memory technologies and author of several books, including college-level physics textbooks and the history of IBM. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society and ...more

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