[TUHS] Why did PDPs become so popular?

Dave Horsfall dave at horsfall.org
Thu Dec 28 08:32:23 AEST 2017


On Wed, 27 Dec 2017, Dave Ritchie via TUHS wrote:

> I think that steep educational discounts and equipment grants from 
> Digital to major collages also had a major impact, as did the existence 
> of DECUS that made a lot of software readily available.

IBM practically gave away their kit to educational institutions too (and 
made their money from the maintenance); there was no way that the 
University of NSW e.g. could've afforded their 360/50 otherwise,

And IBM had their SHARE group, which was pretty much the same as DECUS.

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