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The Sex of the Computer
(from Jeanie Ramsay)

A language instructor was explaining to her class that in French, nouns unlike their English counterparts, are grammatically designated as masculine or feminine.

"House," in French, is feminine-"la maison."
"Pencil," in French, is masculine-"le crayon."

One puzzled student asked, "What gender is computer ?"

The teacher did not know, and the word wasn't in her French dictionary. So for fun she split the class into two groups appropriately enough, by gender and asked them to decide whether "computer" should be a masculine or feminine noun. Both groups were required to give four reasons for their recommendation.

The men's group decided that computers should definitely be of the feminine gender ("la computer"), because:

1. No one but their creator understands their internal logic.
2. The native language they use to communicate with other computers is incomprehensible to everyone else.
3. Even the smallest mistakes are stored in long-term memory for possible later retrieval.
4. As soon as you make a commitment to one, you find yourself spending half your pay check on accessories for it.

The women's group, however, concluded that computers should be masculine ("le computer"), because:

1. In order to get their attention, you have to turn them on.
2. They have a lot of data but they are still clueless.
3. They are supposed to help you solve problems, but half the time they ARE the problem.
4. As soon as you commit to one, you realize that if you'd waited a little longer, you could have gotten a better model.

The women won.

Computers 

The Gallery of the NCR computersí photos, either personal or found on the Net. Click icon to see photo.

Builder

Machine

Year

Photo

NCR

102A

1953

NCR 102A NCR 102A NCR 102A

NCR

102D

1955

NCR 102D NCR 102D NCR 102D NCR 102D NCR 102D Flexowriter

NCR

103D

 

NCR 103D 

NCR

107

1953

NCR 107 

NCR

204

1958

NCR 204 / ERMA NCR 204 / ERMA NCR 204 / ERMA NCR 204 / ERMA NCR 204 / ERMA NCR 204 / ERMA

NCR

304

1959

NCR 304 NCR 304 NCR 304 NCR 304 NCR 304 NCR 304 NCR 304 NCR 304 NCR 304 NCR 304 NCR 304

NCR

310

1961

NCR 310 NCR 310 NCR 310 Console Display NCR 310 EDP Cedar Reader Head

NCR

315, 315 CRAM

1962

NCR 315 NCR 315 NCR 315 Console NCR 315 Magnetic Tape NCR 315 NCR 315 NCR 315 NCR 315 NCR 315 CRAM NCR 315 CRAM NCR 315 CRAM NCR 315 CRAM NCR 315 CRAM NCR 315 CRAM NCR 315 CRAM NCR 315 CRAM NCR 315 CRAM
NCR 315 NCR 315 NCR 315 NCR 315 NCR 315 NCR 315 CRAM NCR 315 Console NCR 315 Console Display

NCR

325

 

NCR 325 

NCR

390

1961

NCR 390 NCR 390 NCR 390 NCR 390 Command Instructions NCR 390 Command Structure NCR 390 NCR 390 NCR 390 NCR 390 NCR 390 NCR 390 NCR 390 NCR 390 NCR 390 NCR 390 NCR 390 Paper Tape NCR 390 Listing
NCR 390 NCR 390

NCR

395

 

NCR 395 NCR 395 NCR 395 NCR 395 NCR 395 NCR 395 NCR 395 NCR 395 NCR 395

NCR

400

 

NCR 400 NCR 400 NCR 400 NCR 400 NCR 400 NCR 400 NCR 400 NCR 400 NCR 400 NCR 400 NCR 400

NCR

420

 

NCR 420 NCR 420 NCR 420 NCR 420 Check NCR 420 Font

NCR

446

1969

NCR 446 NCR 446 NCR 446 NCR 446 NCR 446 NCR 446 NCR 446 NCR 446 NCR 446 NCR 446 NCR 446 NCR 446 NCR 446 NCR 446 NCR 446 NCR 446

NCR

31

 

NCR 31 

NCR

32

 

NCR 32 NCR 32 NCR 32 NCR 32 NCR 32 NCR 32

NCR

3000-2

 

NCR 3000-2 

NCR

Compu-tronic

1959

NCR Compu-tronic NCR Compu-tronic

NCR

Post Tronic

 

NCR Post Tronic NCR Post Tronic

NCR

199

 

NCR 199 

NCR

299

1974

NCR 299 NCR 299 NCR 299 NCR 299 NCR 299 Expanded

NCR

399

1973

NCR 399 NCR 399 NCR 399 NCR 399 NCR 399 NCR 399 NCR 399 NCR 399 NCR 399 NCR 399 NCR 399 NCR 399 NCR 399 NCR 399 NCR 399 NCR 399 NCR 399

NCR

499

1975

NCR 499 

NCR

500

1965

NCR 500 NCR 500 NCR 500 NCR 500

NCR

5900

 

NCR 5900 NCR 5900

NCR

Elliott 405

 

NCR Elliott 405 

NCR

Elliott 803

1960

NCR-Elliott 803 NCR-Elliott 803 NCR-Elliott 803 NCR-Elliott 803 Card Reader NCR-Elliott 803 Logic Board NCR-Elliott 803 Tape Reader and Keyboard NCR-Elliott 803 B NCR-Elliott 803 B NCR-Elliott 803 NCR-Elliott 803 NCR-Elliott 803 NCR-Elliott 803 NCR-Elliott 803 NCR-Elliott 803 NCR-Elliott 803 NCR-Elliott 803 NCR Elliott 803

NCR

Elliott 4100

 

NCR-Elliott 4100 NCR-Elliott 4100 Processor NCR-Elliott 4100 Card Punch NCR-Elliott 4100 Console NCR-Elliott 4100 CRAM NCR-Elliott 4100 Magnetic Tape NCR-Elliott 4100 Paper Tape NCR-Elliott 4100 Card Reader NCR-Elliott 4100 Printer NCR Elliott 4100

NCR

Elliott 4120

1971

NCR-Elliott 4120 

NCR

Century 50

1972

NCR Century 50 

NCR

Century 75

1974

NCR Century 75 

NCR

Century 100

1967

NCR Century 100 NCR Century 100 NCR Century 100 NCR Century 100 NCR Century 100 NCR Century 100 NCR Century 100 NCR Century Rod Memory NCR Century 100 NCR Century 100 NCR Century 100 NCR Century 100 NCR Century 100 NCR Century 100 NCR Century 100 NCR Century 100 NCR Century 100
NCR Century Directory Printou Teletype Printou NCR Century 100 NCR Century 100 NCR Century 100 NCR Century 100 NCR Century 100 NCR Century 100 NCR Century 100 NCR Century 100

NCR

Century 101

1972

NCR Century 101 NCR Century 101 NCR Century 101

NCR

Century 200

1969

NCR Century 200 NCR Century 200 NCR Century 200 NCR Century 200 NCR Century 200 NCR 655  APM NCR Century 200 NCR Century 200 NCR Century 200 NCR Century 200 NCR Century 200 NCR Century 200 NCR 605 Controller

NCR

Century 251

1973

NCR Century 251 NCR Century 251

NCR

Century 300

 

NCR Century 300 NEAT/3 Program Cards NCR Century 300 NCR Century 300 NCR Century 300 NCR Century 300

NCR

Century 350

 

NCR Century 350 NCR Century 350 NCR Century 350

NCR

8200

1976

NCR 8200 NCR 8200 NCR 796-101 Display NCR 8200 Console Thermal Printer

NCR

8230

1977

NCR 8230 NCR 8230 NCR 8230

NCR

8250

1977

NCR Century 8250 NCR Century 8250 NCR Century 8250 NCR Century 8250 NCR Century 8250 NCR Century 8250 NCR 8220 NCR 8250 NCR 8250 NCR 8250 NCR 8250 NCR 8250 NCR 8250

NCR

I-8270

1977

NCR I-8270 

NCR

7200

1977

NCR 7200 NCR 7200

NCR

7500

1978

NCR 7500 NCR 7500 NCR 7500 NCR 7500 NCR 7500 NCR 7500 NCR 7500 NCR 7500 NCR 7500

NCR

Criterion 8500

1976

NCR Criterion 8500 Computer Center NCR Criterion 8500 Operator's Handbook NCR 8500 Mini VRX Operator's Handbook NCR Criterion Computer NCR Criterion Computer NCR Criterion Computer NCR Criterion V8500 NCR Criterion V8500 NCR V-8568-II NCR V-8568-II NCR V-8568-II NCR V-8568-II NCR V-8568-II NCR V-8568-II NCR V-8568-II NCR V-8568-II
NCR V-8568-II NCR V-8568-II NCR V-8568-II NCR V-8568-II NCR V-8568-II NCR V-8568-II NCR V-8568-II NCR V-8568-II NCR V-8568-II NCR Criterion 8500 NCR 8500

NCR

9100

1984

NCR 9100 NCR 9100

NCR

9800

1987

NCR 9800 NCR 9800 NCR 9800 NCR 9800 NCR 9800 NCR 9800 CRT Monitor NCR V-9833 NCR V-9833 NCR V-9833 NCR V-9833

NCR

10000

 

NCR 10000 

NCR

Comten

1986

NCR Comten NCR Comten NCR Comten

NCR

Tower

1984

NCR Tower 

NCR

Decision Mate V

1983

NCR DecisionMate V NCR DecisionMate V NCR DecisionMate V NCR DecisionMate V

NCR

WorkSaver

1985

NCR WorkSaver 

NCR

3360

 

NCR 3360 

NCR

3000

1994

NCR 3000 

NCR

3430

1995

NCR 3430 

NCR

3450

1995

NCR 3450 

NCR

3600

1995

NCR 3600 NCR 3600 NCR 3600

NCR

5100

1999

NCR 5100 NCR 5100

NCR

5250

 

NCR 5250 Bynet Cabinet 

NCR

8800

 

NCR 8800 NCR 8800 NCR 8800

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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