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Points for every one of these computers you’ve worked on. Bonus points if you can name every foodstuff in this one.

Comments (3)

  1. orcmid says:

    Well, I worked minimally on the Univac 494.  What’s weird is the Univac II photo. There’s no Univac II in that picture that I can tell.  It looks more like part of a Univac 494-era system, probably at Sperry Univac in St. Paul or maybe even at Control Data.

    The terminal in both pictures may have been the one called a Uniscope (everything had Uni- in it in those days, those tape drives in the background would be called Uniservos until we got over it).  It is essentially somewhere between a VT52 and a 3270 terminal.  You saw the backs of lots of them in airline terminals.

    And the Univac II would not have had a display terminal like that.  They hadn’t been invented yet.  And the Univac III was introduced in the early 60s, so IIs (and IIIs, timeline peers of the Univac 1107) should have been long gone in 1969.  There was no successor to the Univac III.

    I know, they’re not you’re pictures, but that site’s not a blog.  Heh.

  2. orcmid says:

    Oh, and I can claim weak points for the S/360 and S/370.  

  3. Dave Kalman says:

    I guess you Microsoft guys aren’t busy enough. (Especially John Montgomery.) Get back to work!