From Computers to Computer Systems
Few products in history have had the massive impact that the IBM System/360 has had—on technology, on the way the world works, or on the organization that created them.
The System/360 ushered in the era of computer compatibility—for the first time allowing models across a product line, and even from other companies, to work with each other.
It marked a turning point in the emerging field of information science.
After System/360, the industry no longer talked about automating particular tasks with “computers.”
Now, technology providers talked about managing complex processes through “computer systems.”
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