By C. Babbage [first publ. 1889]
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So in any network, from VAXes can exist with one operating system, not That's made distributed processing an elegant DEC'S INTERNAL NETWORK With compatible systems we could start to build the network that we'd envisaged for so long. Our goal was that the network should become the corporate information processing system. That took a while. Even in 1980 we still found that we had five networks operating in our company, including a telex network. In fact, there were those who continued to argue in favour of keeping several networks.
We believe that those customers want a degree of flexibility, of mix-and-match for their business demands. Therefore Open Systems is quite a natural evolution. " Open Systems is 53 IT Perspectives saying that that attitude was always an unrealistic basis of competitionit was non-sustainable by the market. It is certainly unsustainable as information moves from being a closed environment, as Jacques Stern was talking about, to being an open environment. So the Open Systems movement, not just at the OSI interconnect level but in all its aspects that affect utility, has to be the right thing.
DEC'S ENABLING TECHNOLOGY: THE VAX MINICOMPUTER AND ITS NETWORKED ARCHITECTURE I'd like to start off by telling you how this has come about. We established a network architecture and a single architecture for all our computers. On this basis we built our own information processing system, the largest computer network in the world. The benefits of this have been enormous. And the costs have not been great. The technology follows the way that people actually want to work. The people don't have to follow the technology.