DATE & TIME
Wednesday, April 07, 2004
Member and Invited Guest Reception - 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Lecture - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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Full Lecture - 360 Revolution
IBM360_40yrs_CHM.wmv - 114MB
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Computer History Museum
1401 N Shoreline Boulevard
Mountain View, California 94043
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ABSTRACT OF TALK
Join computer pioneers and National Medal of Technology awardees Erich Bloch, Fred Brooks, Jr. and Bob Evans with current IBM technology chief Nick Donofrio for a conversation about the extraordinary System/360 project.
IBM launched System/360 on April 7, 1964. Many consider it the biggest business gamble of all time. At the height of IBM's success, Thomas J. Watson, Jr. bet the company's future on a new compatible family of computer systems that would help revolutionize modern organizations. Get a behind-the-scenes view of the tough decisions made by some of the people who made them, and learn how the System/360 helped transform the government, science and commercial landscape.
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