• Re: Reading Gordon Bell's VAX strategy document

    From John Dallman@21:1/5 to Paul Hardy on Sat Dec 9 18:09:00 2023
    In article <1651789113.717341224.874132.p.g.hardy-btinternet.com@news.individual.net>
    , p.g.hardy@btinternet.com (Paul Hardy) wrote:

    I system managed VAX 11/780 serial 000047 in 1979. The original
    order was for 256K memory, but we upped it to 768K (3/4 MB) before
    delivery. It ran the complete computing of the company, including
    six programmers, and we sold time on it to at least four other
    high tech Cambridge companies - Shape Data, GDS, Nine Tiles, and
    whatever Dick Newell_s company was called at the time (CIS?).

    It's a small world. I work for what used to be Shape Data, know Tony Ibbs
    who used to work at Laser-Scan, and Andrew Kelly, formerly of Nine Tiles.


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