Mainframe Geeks

The new Mainframe Geek blog by a bunch of IBM mainframe geeks brings back lots of memories. My earlier career was with IBM — in mainframes.

Probably the most exciting time for me was the launch of MVS in 1975 — I was living in Poughkeepsie at the time and we were working with our earliest major customers to try to shoe horn a bloated initial release into mainframes with 3 and 4 megabytes of memory!

As I sit here writing this with 2 GB on my laptop, it’s actually pretty amazing to look back at what was even possible in terms of applications on systems of that era.

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