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This blog is a companion to T J Sawyer's Web Page that outlines the history of the Burroughs Datatron 205 and Paul Kimpel's incredible 205 and 220 emulators. Please visit those sites and return here to post any comments.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Open Thread - 10/15/13

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It's Time to Update the Datatron Website

It's hard to believe that I haven't updated this blog or my Datatron website for the past three years, but that appears to be the case. 

What's been going on?  Well, I have continued to do weekly research over at the Charles Babbage Institute and follow lots of interesting leads into the depths of Burroughs literature.  And I included more than a few "computer history" stops into our schedule as Linda and I traveled the country.

Several years ago, I had expected to write a history of ElectroData and the Datatron and include a short summary of the Burroughs Corporation along the way.  I soon discovered that there is a dearth of good accurate information on Burroughs available in published literature.  I expanded my scope.  The story of Burroughs is fascinating in its own right.

I also realized that the simple Datatron website that I had set up back in 2008 and stretched out with links to a half dozen additional pages wasn't going to cut it.  So I have embarked on a program to replace it with a more modern web-page structure.  Here is a sample page.  The site will evolve and begin to take its new shape over the next few weeks.

In the meantime, here are a few pages (with pictures) from my Travel Blog that touch on the edges of the Datatron story and other events in the history of computing.