TSO and more was: PDP1
I never really fully used TSO. I did use the SPF (and liked what it did), but... I used to think that...
Wonder who that was? I buttume it wasn't me. :-) At 54, I'm at least close to qualifying as an "old guy" (particularly acccording to my 15-year-old daughter), and I've talked to Eugene about enough things, but I don't think I said anything like that, so I buttume it was someone else.
To my knowledge, we never even had any Sun-1 machines here. I think my Sun 3-60 was one of the first Sun machines on site here, and it was my personal workstation. We later did get an old... Sun-2 I think it was... box as a hand-me-down from the SR-71 fleet (it had been used to make the maps used in the SR-71 nav system). That got used as a workstation for someone else in my office until the ringing in my ears got bad enough (that thing was *loud*) that it was banished from the office, stuck in a server room, and became our usenet news server for a while. As a news server, it probably served about that many people, but that's not quite the same thing.
Of course, we had a lot more than that many people on our Elxsi, which was a bit more powerful than the early Suns, but not by huge amounts. But that was from a bit earlier timeframe when requirements were smaller. Suns were not yet heard of when we bought the Elxsi. I've had to explain that to several people who wondered why we didn't get Suns instead. Well, "wondered why" is putting it gently. Sometimes these were people who pontificated on how "obvious" it was that we had done the wrong thing in not buying Suns instead; the fact that Suns didn't exist at the time apparently was not a relevant factor for these after-the-fact critics.
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