WAS: rebadged - etc etc etc

From: Eric Smith <eric_at_brouhaha.com>
Date: Mon Mar 8 21:55:00 1999

Tony wrote:
> Anyway, the list included the first workstation (Alto),

Are you sure about that? I thought the first workstation was the IBM
Autopoint computer (Type 610), introduced in 1954 [*]. Unless you count
the IBM CPC, 1940.

And _History of Personal Workstations_ seems to classify the HP 9100 (1968)
as a workstation.

Oh, did you mean graphical workstation? Then maybe it was the DEC GT40,
introduced in 1972.

Never mind, no one ever agrees on these "firsts".


[*] That's the date listed in several online sources, but I'm not sure
it is correct. Definitely not any ealier than 1954, and probably not
later than 1958.
Received on Mon Mar 08 1999 - 21:55:00 GMT

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