Notes for Multics -- The First Seven Years

Footnotes for the paper Multics: The First Seven Years.

1 Work reported herein was sponsored (in part) by Project MAC, an M.I.T. research program sponsored by the Advanced Research Projects Agency, Department of Defense, under office of Naval Research Contract Number N00014-70-A-0362-0001. Reproduction is permitted for any purpose of the United States Government.

2 Subsequently acquired by Honeywell Information Systems Inc.
3 For example, the essential mechanisms for much of the Multics system are given in books by Organick [9] and Watson. [10]
4 To the best of our knowledge, the only other attempt to comprehensively attack all of these goals simultaneously is the TSS/360 project at IBM. [11. 12. 13]
5 "In anything at all, perfection is finally attained, not when there is no longer anything to add, but when there is no longer anything to take away..." --Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Wind, Sand and Stars Quoted with permission of Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc.
6 The Michigan Terminal System [7] has a similar device-independent input/output system.
7 See Dijkstra [22] for a further discussion of this point.
8 An outstanding example is the American Airlines SABRE system. [23]
9 Some examples which have not already been mentioned include: the TENEX system of Bolt, Beranek and Newman, the VENUS system of Mitre Corp, the MU5 at Manchester University, RC4000 of Regnecentralen, 5020 TSS of Hitachi Corp., DIPS-1 of Nippon Telephone, the Japanese National Computer Project, the PDP-10/50 TSS of Digital Equipment Corp., the BCC-500 of Berkeley Computer Corp., I.T.S. of the M.I.T. Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Exec-8 of Univac, System 3 and 7 and the SPECTRA 70/46 of RCA, Star-100 of CDC, UTS of Xerox Data Systems, the 6700 system of Burroughs, and the Dartmouth Time-Sharing System.
10 The BASIC system and the Dartmouth environment were developed at Dartmouth College. They are used at M.I.T. by permission of Dartmouth College.
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