MDD

Monday, 19 September 2016

Data General equipment

"Downtime is the worst of all possible times... Data General, the company that engineered the anxiety out of computers" 

The EMC Westborough Data Centre closes; EMC acquired Data General in 1999 (link).

An earlier model, the Eclipse MV/2500 operating microcode diagnostics; courtesy of Stephen Merrony (link).

Some video footage of a Data General Nova and disk assemblies in operation; courtesy of Andre Schaefer (link).

Running CEO on a Data General MV/4000. CEO (Comprehensive Electronic Office software) was a productivity suite (word processor, mail, display, print, calendar, filesystem, etc); courtesy of Tommy Mademark (link).

This ad from the archives highlights the crucial role that Data General computer systems had in issues of national importance in Ireland; courtesy of Internet Lurker (link).

Kenneth Meates has one of the most awesome responsibilities in all of Dublin, Ireland...