[SIGCIS-Members] IBM Mainframes at AT&T
abbate at vt.edu
Fri Nov 30 14:29:22 PST 2012
I'd not seen that before, thanks for posting it. The soundtrack definitely puts you back in the '70s!
I agree that the pinup photo, if not actually staged for the film, must have been deliberate. Maybe they were trying to wake up the viewers from a synthesizer-induced haze.
On Nov 30, 2012, at 12:36 PM, M. Hicks wrote:
> 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
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> 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].
>> Paul E. Ceruzzi
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