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Re:Re: The Fat Lady Sings

Discussion created by ca.portal.admin on Jan 24, 2006
Hey Joe,



best wishes in your future endeavors and thank you for your
contributions on this board. How long have you been working with IDMS

(it's ok to round off to the nearest decade)?



Lutz Petzold

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Re: who put the BOMP in the BOMP DBOMP DBOMP ?
"At 17:21 1/24/2006, you wrote:
Tim, (et al)

Yes, there was a DOS spooler called POWER. Some operators I knew
never got the hang of ""sharing printers"".....
one of the featured of VSE was that you could UNSHARE printers ...
a program could write directly to the physical printer, bypassing
POWER - this was especially handy for printing paychecks - so no one
could look in the output queue to see the contents - all in all VSE
had a lot of features that I wish MVS had picked up:

PAUSE
// DATE
PRTY

and the statement that i have given up trying to explain:

MSG Fx

chris

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Re: who put the BOMP in the BOMP DBOMP DBOMP ?
"Tim, (et al)

Yes, there was a DOS spooler called POWER. Some operators I knew never got the hang of ""sharing printers"".....

I remember my first IDMS-CV, I had to schedule standalone time on the 360 because I needed ALL of it!

Yeah, the good old days........ (Aren't we sounding more and more like our parents????)

Scott Brady
Holland America Line
Seattle, WA


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From: IDMS Public Discussion Forum on behalf of Tim Gortner
Sent: Tue 1/24/2006 1:35 PM
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Subject: Re: who put the BOMP in the BOMP DBOMP DBOMP ?



No - never that lucky. We were developing in COBOL and had to use
""overlays"" (if anyone remembers that) to get programs bigger than the
53K BG partition to run. Imagine, there was usually a small foreground
partition (later used for print spoolers like Grasp and wasn't there one
called Power?) AND the OS all in 64K. When I went to the New York
Times in 1970, they had a 360/40 with 128K and we though what a huge
machine that was.


----- Original message -----
From: ""Klan, Robert (Corporate)"" <Robert.Klan@CORPORATE.GE.COM>
To: IDMS-L@LISTSERV.IUASSN.COM
Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2006 16:14:19 -0500
Subject: Re: who put the BOMP in the BOMP DBOMP DBOMP ?

Tim,

I was just talking to a peer today about 360-30s back in April of 1968.

Were you ever ""lucky enough"" to get the 64K add on memory to a 360?

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