The Importance of Terminology's Quality
John W Kennedy
jwkenne at attglobal.net
Sat Aug 23 06:18:29 CEST 2008
Rob Warnock wrote:
> What was the corresponding 1401 boot sequence?
The 1401 had a boot-from-tape-1 button on the console, and a
boot-from-card button on the card reader. You couldn't truly boot from a
disk; you loaded a little starter deck of about 20 cards on the card reader.
On the 1401, the typewriter was an optional luxury, mainly used in long
batch jobs to do ad-hoc on-line queries. On the compatible 1460, the
typewriter was somewhat more common, because the console the typewriter
mounted on was a standard part of the system, so only the typewriter had
to be added.
John W. Kennedy
"You can, if you wish, class all science-fiction together; but it is
about as perceptive as classing the works of Ballantyne, Conrad and W.
W. Jacobs together as the 'sea-story' and then criticizing _that_."
-- C. S. Lewis. "An Experiment in Criticism"
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