Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 27th Jun 2009 11:34 UTC, submitted by Moulinneuf
Hardware, Embedded Systems Tom's Hardware a takes a long look at the history of mainframe computing. Lots of beautiful photos and history snippets. It obviously starts and ends with IBM.
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Mark i
by papertape on Sun 28th Jun 2009 20:48 UTC
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2008-05-04

The Harvard Mark I may have been a technological dead end, but it did contribute to software Grace Hopper's "subroutine" (or maybe it was the Mark II). Later she went on to write the first compiler, for Univac, pre Cobol. Why a major language hasn't been named after her, I don't know, especially with such a good name as "Grace". Oh well, at least she got the punched card "Hopper" ;)

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RE: Mark i
by tylerdurden on Sun 28th Jun 2009 21:54 in reply to "Mark i"
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2009-03-17

If she had trademarked the term "bug" she would have been the wealthiest person in the world, for sure. ;-)

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RE[2]: Mark i
by Doc Pain on Mon 29th Jun 2009 06:36 in reply to "RE: Mark i"
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2006-10-08

If she had trademarked the term "bug" she would have been the wealthiest person in the world, for sure. ;-)


Would have paid in 1945 already. :-)

http://www.avalon-us.com/web_images/h96566k.jpg

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