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March 6, 2005

Filed under: Uncategorized — Muli Ben-Yehuda @ 5:24 PM

virtual memory ad

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  1. And where can I purchase one of these new-fangled highly-efficient RCA computers with infinite memory?

    Comment by oiscotthey — March 6, 2005 @ 10:31 PM | Reply

    • No need to bother
      Few years after the aforementioned ad, IBM added virtual memory to its IBM 370 computers.
      I remember having worked few months as computer operator for an organization, which had IBM 370/168 (IBM 370/165 with virtual memory) at 1976.
      The hard disk drives of that bygone era had the size (and probably also the noise) of washing machines. The hard disks themselves were mountable and had almost the size of the drums of washing machines. As far as I remember, their data capacity was whopping hundreds of MBs.

      Comment by tddpirate — March 6, 2005 @ 10:50 PM | Reply

  2. Interesting article found by googling for ‘IBM 370’
    http://www.beagle-ears.com/lars/engineer/comphist/ibm360.htm
    According to this article, IBM planned the IBM 370 series to have virtual memory from the beginning, after the concept was proven in IBM 360/67.
    Since IBM had delays in implementing virtual memory and its software support, RCA apparently tried to sneak into the market hole.

    Comment by tddpirate — March 6, 2005 @ 11:47 PM | Reply

  3. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Virtual memory sucks.

    Comment by taral — March 8, 2005 @ 7:01 AM | Reply

  4. I couldn’t get until I noticed the date.

    Comment by Anonymous — March 10, 2005 @ 12:24 PM | Reply

  5. Bards
    What I want to know, is where did you get the Brobdingnagian Bards music? And why are you listening to it?

    Comment by ladypine — March 12, 2005 @ 9:49 PM | Reply

    • Re: Bards
      I got it on the net, of course, and I (was) listening to it because that’s all I had 🙂

      Comment by mulix — March 14, 2005 @ 8:45 PM | Reply


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