large disk platters?

From: Vintage Computer Festival <>
Date: Thu Feb 20 17:11:00 2003

On Thu, 20 Feb 2003, John Honniball wrote:

> had hooked up to a Modular One computer. The Burroughs disks were about
> that sisze, and stored (I think) 5Mbytes. The lecturer's OS on the
> Modular One used the drives for virtual memory. Oh, this was at
> Westfield College, University of London in the very late 1970s. The
> system was called MOSAICS, for Modular One Segmented Architecture
> Interactive Computer System. Note the inclusion of "interactive", which
> was novel at the time.

It was probably a pretentious addition just so they could get the MOSAICS
acronym to work ;)

Sellam Ismail                                        Vintage Computer Festival
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