A little less than the first two minutes of an IBM B&W film introducing OS/360. The title is IBM CONTROL PROGRAM OF OPERATING SYSTEM/360.
admin Operating System Control, Operating, Program, SYSTEM/360
@sbalogh53 indeed – they had to keep their ties on, even while repairing the chain printers. ISTR some procedure for clipping the tie to the collar.
@jvolstad they all wore suits back then if I remember correctly.
@mnykamp Before Powerpoint existed it seems… or even whiteboards. lol
Do all IBMers wear white shirts and skinny ties?
I remember, the it was called the 360 because it could be used to solve many different kinds of problems. The 360 system could be used for accounting or scientific computing. In theory it was no longer necessary to have different machines for different problems. The 360/system was an early implementation of a common architectural design across a wide range of machines of very different power. Thus it was possible to upgrade to a more powerful machine with a minimum of hassle.
if you turn 360 degrees your back where you started
@plutoend99 lol. fail.
Umm… rotation fail much?
Turning 360 degrees brings you right back to where you started. So yeah, instead of walking away, you’d be walking into it.
why is it called the operating system 360??? because when you see it, you turn 360 degrees and walk away
Most of the techniques being used in today’s CPU were developped with S/360 and S/370. They are big daddy of today’s computers.
men this was in 1967!
OS’s today are more like rubberbands that break, then you reboot. In 1965, rebooting was not an option, and each process knew its bounds. Period. IBM OSs in the 1960s through 1980s were absolutely rock solid. DOS, MVS, VM, they just worked. It was a given.
Is there anywhere to get full-resolution versions of these old films?
Who is this speaking, does anyone know?
So was I :) , for a bank in the Uk, 1971. The ibm 360/65 in my case. I seem to remember also spending inordinate amounts of timem feeding punch cards in, removing large amounts of printouts and changing those huge removable disk spindles all night long(we did shift work). We also got to sit on the console and actually make the computer do things as well :). The joys of assigning programs for execution, according to memory usage and partitioning, and stuff ..lol
What an ugly kikerooney.
Does anyone know where I can find this entire video? I’m very interested to watch the whole thing!
Maybe I should have said that Operating systems these days are more like bricks than mortar. :)
So, I could basically call OSes these days really really thick solid gold mortar mixed with lead to weigh everything down? :P
Back in the early 70’s I was an operator of 360/20. I stood at the card sorting machine a lot.
Please put more on the old work horses of the 60’s.
They bring back memories.
Great video. Can you put up more? The IBM 360. Now that was a computer. Coding in COBOL by real programmers.
Very useful!, thanks..
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