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Terry Carraway
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Re: Time sink!
      12/24/15 05:50 AM

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Russell, the IBM 1401 was first produced in 1959. When production ceased in 1971, 12,000 had been produced. The original forecast was for about 100.




Didn't the head of IBM one time state that he figured the world market for computers was something like 8?

Oh, here is the wiki quote:

Quote:

Although Watson is well known for his alleged 1943 statement, "I think there is a world market for maybe five computers," there is scant evidence he made it.




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Subject Posted by Posted on
* Time sink! Russell Holton 12/23/15 07:13 PM
. * * Time sink! Ray Tackett   12/23/15 10:18 PM
. * * Re: Time sink! Terry Carraway   12/24/15 05:48 AM
. * * Time sink! Ward Miller POU-NY   12/23/15 10:10 PM
. * * Re: Time sink! Terry Carraway   12/24/15 05:50 AM
. * * Re: Time sink! Russell Holton   12/24/15 12:49 PM
. * * Re: Time sink! Terry Carraway   12/25/15 06:16 AM
. * * Re: Time sink! Russell Holton   12/25/15 03:40 PM
. * * Re: Time sink! sreyoB yrraL   12/25/15 08:45 PM
. * * Re: Time sink! Ralph Jones   12/25/15 04:11 PM
. * * Time sink! Ray Tackett   12/25/15 05:03 PM
. * * Re: Time sink! Mase Taylor   12/25/15 05:49 PM
. * * Time sink! Ward Miller POU-NY   12/25/15 09:42 PM
. * * Re: Time sink! Russell Holton   12/26/15 03:57 PM
. * * Re: Time sink! John O'Shaughnessy [FCM]   12/26/15 03:16 PM
. * * Time sink! Ray Tackett   12/25/15 10:51 PM
. * * Time sink! Ward Miller POU-NY   12/26/15 11:19 AM
. * * Re: Time sink! Ralph Jones   12/26/15 12:30 PM
. * * Re: Time sink! Ralph Jones   12/25/15 09:37 AM
. * * Time sink! Ward Miller POU-NY   12/24/15 05:36 PM
. * * Re: Time sink! Russell Holton   12/24/15 06:10 PM
. * * Re: Time sink! Terry Carraway   12/25/15 06:19 AM
. * * Re: Time sink! Mase Taylor   12/25/15 11:01 AM
. * * Time sink! Ward Miller POU-NY   12/25/15 11:59 AM
. * * Re: Time sink! Ralph Jones   12/24/15 02:01 PM

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