* Posts by Jan Swanson Barris

1 post • joined 24 Nov 2009

Sputnik, spaghetti and the IBM SPACE machine

Jan Swanson Barris

1401 Nostalgia

You did a great job of summing up the essence of the 1401 and the speeches of Chuck Branscomb and Fran Underwood. You cannot imagine the thrills we founders had attending the events celebrating the 50th Anniversary as we recalled the period leading up to the announcement in 1959. It was not only the technology, but also the camaraderie and teamwork that made this machine and its introduction to the world so memorable.

Jan Swanson Barris, Lead Writer IBM 1401 Reference Manual.



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