29998Re: [midatlanticretro] Semi-OT: history of phone phreaking
- Mar 31, 2013-------- Original Message --------
> From: "Evan Koblentz" <evan@...>switching stations to transistor-based ones. He wrote that by summer/fall
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> Subject: Re: [midatlanticretro] Semi-OT: history of phone phreaking
> Oops, I clicked "send" too soon. Full message follows:
> >>> Whoa, I just found a significant factual mistake in the book.
> On page 233, Lapsley discusses Bell Labs' transition from relay-based
1955, the decision was made to build a computerized system. However, there
was an obstacle: "Bell Labs had never built a computer before and its
engineers had never written a line of computer code."
>Computer) starting in 1954 and announced it to the public on March 14,
> That's wrong. Bell Labs developed TRADIC (Transistorized Digital
>What about the 1944 Bell Labs Model 3? Assuming that the Model I, II, III,
IV, V wereanalog computers that one did not program with coded input, he
should clarify that he was talking about an electronic/digital computer.
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