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They are one of the first IBM mainframes I ever worked on, along with the Sys370s. Toroidal core storage and hydraulic power for the heads on the huge 100 meg disks. Huge in data size that is!

IBM’s $5bn gamble: revolutionary computer turns 50 - Telegraph

I hated the yellow systems. Yes, you could get IBM 360s in 5 colours, but why yellow I will never know? It was a bright canary yellow and did not help a hangover one little bit! Programmes entered by JCL punch card stacks, great stuff!

Did you know about the birthday Chscag? Brings back some memories I should think??

John.
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