[SIGCIS-Members] IBM Mainframes at AT&T

M. Hicks mhicks1 at iit.edu
Fri Nov 30 09:36:42 PST 2012

What a great video.  Thanks for sharing it, Paul. I love how it goes through the process step-by-step, and explains the tools. I think it will be very useful to show to my history of computing class. 

Regarding the "inappropriate picture" I wonder if that was actually put there specifically for the video, as it has such a prominent place in the film? Certainly adds some interest to the 370, but it's pretty distracting! Would the culture of that installation have allowed such a picture to be there long term, do you think?



Marie Hicks, Ph.D.
Asst. Professor, History of Technology
Illinois Institute of Technology
Chicago, IL USA
mariehicks.net | mhicks1 at iit.edu | @histoftech

On Nov 30, 2012, at 10:54, "Ceruzzi, Paul" <CeruzziP at si.edu> wrote:

> Maybe you’ve seen this resource before, but here is a video about what computing was like at AT&T in the early 1970s. Believe it or not, sometimes I actually miss those days! [Warning: there is an inappropriate photo pasted to the console at 5:40. I do not recall such things, but I do remember a very large print-out of “Snoopy” across several sheets of fan-fold paper].
> http://techchannel.att.com/play-video.cfm/2012/11/28/AT&T-Archives-Holmdel-Computer-Center-Part-1.
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