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  • How to Sell NCR Cash Registers in 1917

    Posted by David Foster on April 9th, 2017 (All posts by )

    An interesting and well-done video

     

    7 Responses to “How to Sell NCR Cash Registers in 1917”

    1. Jonathan Says:

      Very interesting.

    2. Mike K Says:

      My mother was 19 years old and going to business college that year. She wrote letters to men in uniform who were away at war.

      I like the appearance of the store.

    3. Bill Brandt Says:

      NCR, Burroughs – 2 companies that dominated their industries for decades and now gone.

    4. David Foster Says:

      NCR was acquired by AT&T in 1991, name changed to AT&T Global Information Solutions in 1994…didn’t last long, spinoff announced in 1995 and accomplished in 1996. Still a public company, headquartered in Duluth GA, of all places.

      Burroughs lasted as an independent company till 1986, then merged into Unisys (which is still public but with a market cap under $1 billion)…the Burroughs name, and presumably some other assets, got sold off in 2010 to a Private Equity firm which operates something called Burroughs Payment Systems.

      I’m reminded of some lines from this song.

    5. Bill Brandt Says:

      My Dad bought one of the first mini computers – from Burroughs – a B-700. I think Digital is considered the first with the minicomputer – a dead category now as there are microprocessors and mainframes – with their PDP series, but the B700 was within a couple of years of the PdP series I think. Had 48kb of core memory if I am not mistaken – if you wanted another 8kb it was $8,000 I think?

      Two great innovators who, like Digital, couldn’t keep up changing with the changes. Digital is very sad – Ken Olson rode it up – and down. At one time they were #2 behind IBM (although admittedly a distant 2).

      http://www.picklesnet.com/burroughs/descriptions/b700.htm

    6. ssd Says:

      https://www.slapsale.com/eai-mini-ac-vintage-analog-computer-15613

    7. ssd Says:

      We spent a lot of time playing with the Electronic Associates, Inc. EAI Mini-AC, in late 1970 we had at UOT at engineering department we enjoined the time working on it it was big and advanced thing we had at a time.
      It’s a miniature analog computer that was probably designed for training purposes, but could be used for a few interesting demos. It has most of the analog circuits you need to do math: integrators, adders, multipliers, limiters, comparators, switches, etc. It was programmed up with a bouncing ball in a box simulator (with gravity!).

      http://hackaday.com/2015/10/09/vintage-computer-fest-berlin-2015/

      https://www.slapsale.com/eai-mini-ac-vintage-analog-computer-15613

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