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Re: What ever happened to... DEC?
> Date: Sat, 13 Jun 1998 14:53:47 -0400
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> From: Aron Insinga <email@example.com>
> Subject: Re: What ever happened to... DEC?
> In-Reply-To: <003301bd966f$671668a0$854a48a6@hp-customer>
> At 10:03 PM 6/12/98 -0400, you wrote:
> >I even found several DEC VAX machines in the bowels of IBM Boca Raton FL
> People at DEC did take pride in hearing that there was a group in IBM using
> Rainbows because the graphics were better than the IBM PC's at the time.
Well, at the point when we visited Maynard around 1970, our guide
mentioned that DEC was still doing their accouting/payroll on an
IBM mainfame, not sure if it was a 14xx or 70xx. This was many
years after they'd been shipping PDP-6 & 10 systems, nominally
capable of runing business applications. DEC also OEM'd Burroughs
fixed disk drives with their systems at one point and perhaps an
IBM tape drive or two.