Moss and Guy Moore have forwarded an email from Jean-Guy Pharand.
CDC Webmaster policy has been no links but an exception has been made
for this unusual website.
Jean-Guy writes, "I was an employee of Control Data Canada from 1971 to 1978. In 2003 still working on Control data equipments but then, at end of the year, we put them aside (garbage container going to China). I made this site for anybody interested in Control Data"
Montreal Veterans Control Data site:
Unofficial(Block translation and practice your French!)
"Drill Deep" on the various links ... rich with historic information and images.
Board Member, Control Data France Alumni Club
Nice Links page
... a lot to explore!
our workhorse of our peripherals, the 607 Tape Drive. Control
Data Corporation had the world's best set of peripherals including a
vacuum column tape drive, high speed printer and a high speed card
reader which used an aircraft landing light for sensing the holes in
The iconic orange trim was popular with customers. One army customer gave relief on using contract required expensive Unisys paint (competitive ploy) in exchange for 3 orange chairs.
|To the Left, your webmaster sets the Guiness Book of World Records in 1979 for the "World's Fastest and Most Powerful Computer"
courtesy of the Star Tribune. Boyd Jones and William C. Norris hosted
the event which was coordinated by the 12th floor publicist, the late
Cray took it back!
Links to the CONTROL DATA/CERIDIAN RETIREES CLUB newsletter:
Think history is boring? Two new books that prove otherwise.
Generation of WealthTwo books ... Two views ... Control Data Corporation. You lived this history!
Link for more information: Book Signings