Curiously enough... I think my memory is good after all... http://www.vintage-computer.com/vcforum/archive/index.php/t-16262.html This guy talks about aMessage 1 of 42 , May 3View Source
Curiously enough... I think my memory is good after all...
This guy talks about a 3B1-looking computer or terminal with a silicone touch screen and telephone integrated into it that he apparently acquired.
I remember it looked exactly like the 3B1, but had a phone on it and a squishy touch screen, which is why we selected it for the 911 prototype app - it had a display, keyboard, phone, and touch screen all-in-one - everything we wanted for the app. We were prototyping apps for the SCP (Signal Control Point) that was brandy-new from my Lab at Bellcore. (which was a cluster of VAX 8800's, by the way)
The idea was if someone dials 911, the phone switch (we used a northern telecom) would route their call to the phone/terminal, and simultaneously reverse look-up their address from the originating phone number in a database on the SCP and display it on the screen. With a touch, the operator of the device could dispatch fire, police, etc to the scene, forwarding the address and what the emergency was (call notes) to the fire or police dept if they had a similar device.
We were pretty far ahead of our time. Too bad it never took off. :)
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>first commercially available touch screen, as I recall. Somehow I
> Here it is... the 7300 ??? With the Silicone touch screen. One of the
remember a model that had a phone handset also...
>The 7300 and the 3B1 are essentially the same computer. I think you're
thinking of something else with boobs.
... I don t blame them! Great stuff. ... That s actually a reasonable business model for a company the size of AT&T. ;) -Dave -- Dave McGuire, AK4HZ NewMessage 42 of 42 , May 3View SourceOn 05/03/2013 08:05 PM, Vince Fleming wrote:
> They were really popular with managers at Bell Labs and other areas ofI don't blame them! Great stuff.
> AT&T - I remember my manager at AT&T International had one around 1997,
> too. Many managers had them.
> It would be typical that AT&T would design something and they be the onlyThat's actually a reasonable business model for a company the size of AT&T. ;)
> ones that ever bought them. :)
Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA