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Google 60's style...
« on: December 11, 2012, 08:37:43 PM »

Enjoy Google in the style of the 60's - http://www.masswerk.at/google60/ - and don't forget to switch on your speakers first.

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Re: Google 60's style...
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2012, 09:08:55 PM »


Oh, that is superb!

Thank you!

I'm not *quite* old enough to remember punched cards, but I have looked after systems with teletypes, and magtapes.

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Re: Google 60's style...
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2012, 10:34:50 PM »

Isn't that how it is now? ;D
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Re: Google 60's style...
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2012, 09:17:31 AM »

Wonderful! And I'm definitely old enough to have beaten a few IBM 029's to death (difficult, they were rock solid)!

I've been using this slightly later (80's) version for a while now: http://www.masswerk.at/googleBBS/
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Re: Google 60's style...
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2012, 09:57:59 AM »

Excellent  ;D
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Re: Google 60's style...
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2012, 10:51:13 AM »

Yes IBM 029, 026 card punches and the card verifiers 059 and 056 were attacked by me as well. I thik the most frightening thing about card punches were the huge rooms you could get with maybe 80-100 young ladies (well I'm being polite there  :-X ) sitting there operating them.

The processor console shown reminds me of the IBM/360 series I worked on as an engineer particularly the 360/30 and 360/40, I also worked on 360/50 and 360/65. They all had golf ball typewriter consoles.

You could play tunes on the line printers (by manipulating what was being printer) and by running a special program and having a transistor radio tuned between MW stations you could also play tunes on the CPUs as well, very expensive music machines  ::) Brought back very many memories....

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Re: Google 60's style...
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2012, 11:59:14 AM »

Hiya Stuart,
 Yes, I also remember the tunes that you could play using the line printers. I was with NatWest from 1970 to 1993, and my introduction to the hardware was initially IBM 1401 and 7010. Of course by the time I left they were using IBM 3090, but I should think that things have moved on since then.

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Re: Google 60's style...
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2012, 12:57:23 PM »

Hiya Stuart,
 Yes, I also remember the tunes that you could play using the line printers. I was with NatWest from 1970 to 1993, and my introduction to the hardware was initially IBM 1401 and 7010. Of course by the time I left they were using IBM 3090, but I should think that things have moved on since then.

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I was involved with NatWest initially in London (Goodmans Fields) and Kegworth, by that time I was no longer working as a hardware engineer but had moved to S/W support. In my very early hardware days I did briefly work on 1401 and 7010.

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Re: Google 60's style...
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2012, 04:57:03 PM »

b*cat can remember the technology involved and would recommend a day trip to the National Museum of Computing for anyone interested in such equipment.

For my test of the the 1960s system, I punched "TELEPHONE SERVICE GPO" onto a card and, once it had been processed, I was taken to the GPO Telephones page of Wikipedia;D
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Re: Google 60's style...
« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2012, 07:26:24 PM »

Hiya Stuart,
 Yes, I also remember the tunes that you could play using the line printers. I was with NatWest from 1970 to 1993, and my introduction to the hardware was initially IBM 1401 and 7010. Of course by the time I left they were using IBM 3090, but I should think that things have moved on since then.


Heh.

The branch (not NatWest) which I started at used to have a Burroughs B80, but some of the smaller branches used to have TC500's or TC3500s ? which had a type of ticker tape with punched holes.  The idea for an experienced 'machinist' was too see how far ahead they could process transactions..  then sit back, watch and wait whilst it caught up.  That golf ball would clatter like crazy all day.

We then went over to Philips Systems where each member of staff (ie cashiers/lenders etc) had their own terminal with a B&W monitor which must have been all about 7" wide.  After about a year, just about all of those screens had something like **** SELECT TRANSACTION ***** burnt in them. 
The advantage of the Phillips system was being able to process other branch transactions 'real time' and get up to date information on other branch accounts.

Sometime in the very late 90's Olivetti's were introduced, with decent sized monitors and wow colour! 
I was also issued with a laptop in the 90's - I cant recall the brand but DIGITAL seems to ring a bell... and I had a lil Cannon BJ-30? portable printer that ate paper for fun. That however was my first introduction to Windows (& minesweeper) :D
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Re: Google 60's style...
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2013, 09:21:53 AM »

That is really well done. I like the BBS verison.  :)
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