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Re: Pre-relational, post-relational, 1968 CODASYL "Survey of Data Base Systems"

From: Dawn M. Wolthuis <dwolt_at_tincat-group.com>
Date: Tue, 27 Apr 2004 21:24:00 -0500
Message-ID: <c6n4km$jsf$1@news.netins.net>


"Anne & Lynn Wheeler" <lynn_at_garlic.com> wrote in message news:uekq9tau6.fsf_at_mail.comcast.net...
>
> "Laconic2" <laconic2_at_comcast.net> writes:
> > Given that MUMPS and UNIX were both originally developed on DEC
> > gear, and that DEC-10s were heavily represented in the early
> > ARPANET, the influence of DEC on computing is larger than many
> > people realize.
>
> part of the issue was that ibm mainline business somewhat walked away
> from the educational & interactive market ... cutting way back on
> their traditional deep educational discounts as well as adopting a
> very strong commercial batch orientation. during the later half of the
> 60s and the 70s it was a very succesful business approach.
>
> some past posts mentioning not winning project mac & belllabs in the
> 60s (specific mention in the 2nd to last paragraph in the this post):
> http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2004c.html#11 40yrs, science center, feb. 1964
<snip>
thanks for the links. cheers --dawn Received on Tue Apr 27 2004 - 21:24:00 CDT

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