TitleTimesharing and Remote Processing Services Meeting Session #6: Technology: Later Development
|Bayles, Dick, participant|
|Belvin, Frank, participant|
|Brook, Chris, participant|
|Crandall, Rick, participant|
|Grad, Burt, moderator|
|Haigh, Thomas, historian|
|Hardy, Ann, participant|
|Hardy, Norm, participant|
|Humphries, Mike, participant|
|Jerger, Doug, SI SIG member|
|Johnson, Luanne, SI SIG co-chair; editor|
|LaHay, Ed, SI SIG member|
|McDonald, Chris, historian|
|Myers, Gary, participant|
|Orenstein, Dick, participant|
|Rawlings, Nicholas, participant|
|Ross, Ken, participant|
|Schmidt, Dave, participant|
|Stein, Jeffery, participant|
|Wyman, Mike, participant|
PublisherComputer History Museum
Place of PublicationMountain View, California
Copyright HolderComputer History Museum
DescriptionBoth the products and the means of delivering the services changed dramatically during the 1970s. In this session, the participants discussed the technological changes in computers, networks, and software that enabled the TS/RPS industry to grow significantly during these years. They also discussed the changes in the market that foreshadowed the coming demise of pure timesharing as a viable business. Topics covered include:
• What were the new developments in the operating systems and tools which fueled the growth?
• What changes were occurring in the marketplace that motivated the companies to expand the kinds of services they were offering?
• What was the impact of having high performance/low cost minicomputers available for use?
• What was the motivation to develop proprietary network systems?
• How large had the companies grown by that time period?