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Humanist Archives: Nov. 16, 2018, 12:37 p.m. Humanist 32.190 - Back in the day?

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 32, No. 190.
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        Date: 2018-11-16 03:17:45+00:00
        From: Jim ODonnell 
        Subject: Ibycus SC

In the beginning, there was Willard.  However, before there was
Willard there was David Packard.  (And before him, ok, Fr. Busa.)  And
sometime in the 1980s, Packard distributed a "microcomputer" (ut
nostrates aiebant) called the Ibycus SC (for Scholarly Computer),
optimized to do word searches on the newly-released first CD version
of TLG.  There's no money riding on this, but if there were, mine
would be on 1985.  Greg Crane's palmary history of the age covers
everything that could possibly be covered except that particular date.
Is there anyone on Humanist even older than I but with appropriately
intact neurons and memories?

With thanks,
Jim O'Donnell
Arizona State University

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