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IBM's 360 and Early 370 Systems

(History of Computing)

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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
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A good history of an extremely influential computer.
John
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Read this based on the recommendation in https://medium.learningbyshipping.com...

Worthwhile read if you’re interested in general computer history or business strategy and structure through stressful transition. Was a bloody slog though.
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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