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80MB storage for < $12k ad date: May 16, 1977

The issue's top stories

Mainframes Not Always a Must, Citibank Officer Advises Users

NEW YORK - Many users only "think they need" a large mainframe to process their daily information workload. But given the capabilities of today's "superminis," such an assumption can be quite incorrect, according to Linda Ewen, systems vice president at Citibank -- an organization here that recently traded its central DP facility for a minicomputer in each department.

'DS/3000' Lets Users Process Data on Any HP 3000-II in Net

Hewlett-Packard Co. has introduced a communications software product which reportedly allows any terminal tied to one HP 3000 minicomputer to access and process data on another 3000 in a data communications network.

2. What the heck is electronic mail?

Honeywell - email ad Honeywell

Tomorrow's automated office will clearly include Electronic Mail.

That's the question posed in this Honeywell ad, which explains: "Simply put, it means high-speed information transportation.

"One of the most advanced methods is terminals talking to one another.

"Your mailbox is the terminal on your desk. Punch a key and today's correspondence and messages are displayed instantly."

Who knew?

Want to hazard a guess when this one published? Headline hint from the issue: "Happy [10th] Birthday, Mr. Chip." (Answer on next page).

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