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September 13, 2016 AT 12:00 pm

This Teenage IBM Employee Got His Job By Buying An Old Mainframe Computer #makereducation

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Fun story from Fast Company.

The IBM z890 Mainframe computer weighs 1,500 pounds and stands over five feet tall. When it was first unveiled in 2004, it cost over $300,000. At that time, the z890 was a cutting-edge solution that helped midsized enterprises run their businesses. A 2004 ComputerWorld article described it as small, but by today’s standards it’s a big honking computer, and it’s for anything but personal use.

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2 Comments

  1. Good to see you, Connor! Congratulations!

  2. such a great story!

    for all readers be sure to check out his video presentation about how he *fit* that thing in his parents’ basement!
    https://blog.adafruit.com/2016/04/05/ibm-z890-when-an-18-year-old-buys-a-mainframe/

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