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CW@50 - August 31, 1967: Britain’s first major time-sharing system inaugurated

Source:  TNMOC

Hard selling on the theme that time-sharing terminal is as important to a modern engineer as his slide rule, was the key to the first public demonstration in this country of De La Rue Bull’s GE 265 time-sharing service.

Based on a GE 235 computer and a Datanet 30 controller, the service is claimed as the first in Europe offering direct access to a general purpose machine.

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