FYI: 25th Anniversary of Ward Christensen's BBS

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Date: Wed Feb 19 17:11:01 2003

On Wed, 19 Feb 2003, Eric Smith wrote:

> > (I know of some done in 1975, from an IBM mainframe to a DG Nova.)
> At least as early as 1965 IBM sold equipment that could do this, so I
> rather imagine people probably did binary transfers even in those days,
> but I don't have any proof of it.

It's not completely relevant to the discussion, but I remember my father
mentioning at one point that his favored method for moving scientific data
around unconnected IBM equipment in 1962 was to punch cards in his lab,
walk them down to the ops center and have them read into the other system.

Peace... Sridhar
Received on Wed Feb 19 2003 - 17:11:01 GMT

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