The Case of the Bashful Computer
But perhaps not completely...
On the 370165 and the 36085 4010
not exactly 360-85 info (which I have no direct info) along the way there was the 3031 and 3032 (in addition to the 3033...
As may be remembered, I had previously enquired about the IBM System-360 Model 85 in this newsgroup. Searching the Web found no pictures, except one color picture from the back that did not reveal its front panel.
Finding that it was introduced in early 1968, I went through the issues of Datamation for that year.
And I found, in the March 1968 issue, a picture of it from a somewhat similar angle in an ad announcing its introduction.
On the 370165 and the 36085
As noted in my post "The Case of the Bashful Computer", I found that the IBM System-360 Model 85 computer had the same type of double projection console as was found on...
And what I saw was a pair of display units similar to those later used in the System-370 Models 155 and 158. Presumably they served the Model 85 in the same way; the one on the left for microfilmed documentation, and the one on the right for a "front panel" in which film overlays would determine the meanings of the lights.
The 370-155 and 158, of course, *also* had a conventional front panel... with a monitor screen on the left. (Anticipated, of course, by the PDP-1...)
So perhaps there is a piece of the 360-85 puzzle that I am still missing.
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