Includes "Computer: Bit Slices of a Life" by Dr. Herb Grosch, 600+ pages, a memoir covering the 1940s through about 1960, full text in HTML. including material on World War II, Watson Lab, the Manhattan Project, IBM and its early machines, GE, ACM, NBS, and a great deal more. This is the Third-Edition-In-Progress. New chapters might be added from time to time; so far it has 56 (the First [printed] Edition of 1991 had only 23).
Also NORC, the supercomputer from 1954.
The PDP-11 had 16,000 words of memory. That was a fantastic advance over my PDP-4 that had 8,000. The Macintosh on which I type this has 64MB: Unix was not designed for the Mac. What kind of challenge is there when you have that much RAM?(2003-02-05)
As for me? I switched to the Mac. No more grep, no more piping, no more SED scripts. Just a simple, elegant life: "Your application has unexpectedly quit due to error number -1. OK?"