Control Data Australia Memories compiled by Brian Membrey

IBM’s Thomas J. Watson in praise of Seymour Cray & friends


A fascinating discovery amongst the last few page of the Bill Norris Scrapbooks

We have to wonder how Norris or a confederate acquired a copy of an IBM internal memo apparently sent to just seven recipients - but then, we have to ask how the CEO of IBM, Thomas Watson junior had a seemingly intimate knowledge of Seymour Cray - Jim Thornton 6600 design team then based at Chippewa Falls … ???

“Terrible Tommy and the famous IBM motto which appeared as a plaque on top of the bookcase in the original image

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