[TUHS] Why did PDPs become so popular?
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.
Dave Horsfall DTM (VK2KFU) "Those who don't understand security will suffer."
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