About old mainframes and the end of an era.

From: Jay Jaeger <cube_at_msn.fullfeed.com>
Date: Thu Jul 29 19:54:24 1999

Sounds very much like what the center of the University of Wisconsin
Computer Center at
1210 W. Dayton used to be like, when it housed some Univac 1100 and
Burroughs systems (and
later a MUMPS system and other various systems.)

At 07:31 AM 7/29/99 -0400, you wrote:
>Some of you might know about the huge, famous, and
>yes, beautiful RED ROOM in the Math and Computing
>building at the University of Waterloo.
>Well, it's gone. The end of an era. Since class numbers
>are increasing and server/host/mainframe sizes are
>decreasing, the Red Room is being converted into
>many classrooms.
>For those who never experienced the Red Room it was
>a 2-storey open space in the middle of the building. The
>2 floors were extra high. The sound damping walls
>and false floor tiles were matching orangish red. The
>walls of the second floor were huge sheets of sound
>damping glass - like an observation deck. Looking
>down into that room motivated many a teenager to
>enter the field of computer science or engineering.
>Please visit: ist.uwaterloo.ca/cs/redroom for many
>wonderful photographs.
>Yours in good faith.
>Kevin Stumpf * Unusual systems * www.unusual.on.ca
>+1.519.744.2900 * EST/EDT GMT - 5
>Collector - Commercial Mainframes & Minicomputers from
> the 50s, 60s, & 70s and control panels and consoles.
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>Computer Collectibles * ISBN 0-9684244-0-6
Jay R. Jaeger The Computer Collection
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Received on Thu Jul 29 1999 - 19:54:24 BST

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