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Monday, November 22, 2010

The IBM 7094, a typical mainframe computer [photo courtesy of IBM]

 
 There were 2 ways to interact with a mainframe. The first was called time sharing because the computer gave each user a tiny sliver of time in a round-robin fashion. Perhaps 100 users would be simultaneously logged on, each typing on a teletype such as the following: 
 

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