MIT Press, Cambridge MA 1991, History of Computing series; 819 pages, index, diagrams and photographs, extensive Notes.
Condition: Very Good overall, blue hardcover in dark blue illustrated dustjacket. Jacket shows some edgwear at upper front near spine and corners, also bumped upper corner. Thick book, the binding is sound and secure; the pages are clean and unmarked.
Categories: 1960's computers and computing, 1970's computers and computing, Biography and Company Histories, Computers and Society, Databooks, Handbooks, Manuals, IBM, General Histories and References, Hardware, Human-Computer Interaction, Programming and Programming Languages, General Programming, Philosophy of Programming, Word Processing, Data Processing
Item DescriptionThe first comprehensive account, a result of research into IBM records, published reports and interviews with over a hundred participants... Covering the period from about 1960 to 1975, it highlights such important topics as the gamble on hybrid circuits, conception and achievement on a unified production line, memory and storage developments, software support, unique problems at the high end of the line, monolithic integrated circuit developments, and the trend toward terminal-oriented systems. System/360 was developed during the transition from discrete transistors to integrated circuits at the crucial time when the major source of IBM's revenue was changing from punched-card equipment to electronic computer systems... the key to the system's success was compatiblity among its many models...' (from the jacket flaps)
Appendices include, System Introduction Dates 1964-1977; Computer Improvements 1953-1979; Financial and employee data 1950-1979; System/360 Code, formats and instructions; and more.