[vcf-midatlantic] Internal Amdahl T-Shirt preservation

Adam Michlin adam.michlin at vcfed.org
Mon Jan 17 16:33:03 UTC 2022

IBM was my first thought, too, but I confirmed with both my father and
the product manager of the 5990, Jim Henry, that the bees do not
represent IBM. But neither can remember what they do represent.

Best wishes,


On Mon, Jan 17, 2022 at 11:17 AM Jeffrey Brace <jeffrey at vcfed.org> wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 16, 2022 at 4:28 PM Adam Michlin via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
>> And here's the history behind the shirt in my father's own words
>> (although we're still trying to figure out the significance of the
>> bees):
> Based on the story, I suspect that the bees were another code name that was used after Hawk, but before the Lynx. Or they represent the "sting of defeat" by IBM. IBM was feeling the sting of being one upped by Amdahl by getting out the product earlier than them.

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