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Gnanas N

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2011 12:07 am    Post subject: 100 Icons of Progress — IBM Celebrates with CICS
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100 Icons of Progress — IBM Celebrates with CICS

IBM celebrates its 100th birthday this year, and CICS is one of the brightest candles on the cake. Read this new IBM retrospective. Learn why Phil Manchester calls CICS "probably the most successful piece of software of all time" and why Computerworld ranks CICS among the top 35 industry shapers.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2011 12:32 am    Post subject:
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I propose that Windows 3.1 program with gorillas throwing bananas over skyscrapers as a top 100 program.
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Well, before there was a Windows 3.1, there was a Gorilla Banana printer.

A guy i did some part-time work for in the late 70's / early 80's bought several for their office. . .

His company had less of a hardware budget than i did. My systems got the IBM "bi-directional, wire-image, matrix printers" at more than 10x the cost of the Gorilla Banana. . .

And then there was the golden heroine from Spaceballs The Movie (yup, Dot Matrix).

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