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  Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Burroughs Corporation
Burroughs grew into the biggest adding machine company in America, although by the 1950s it was selling more than the basic adding machines, including typewriters and computers.
Burroughs produced a series of minicomputers starting with the B1700[?] that were designed to be microprogrammed, with each process potentially getting its own virtual machine designed to be the best match to the programming language chosen for the application being run.
Burroughs Corporation was always a distant second to IBM.
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 Burroughs Corp.
Burroughs Corporation, which is celebrating its 100th operating year, will launch its second century with a new corporate identity.
The new Burroughs will be identified by a distinctive new logo and logotype, new corporate colors (crimson and grey), and a bold new corporate positioning statement that will be the genesis of all future internal and external communications from the company.
Burroughs' new corporate identity is the result of an intensive one-year survey of the perceptions of the company by its own management, by major customers and prospective customers worldwide, by the investment community, by the press and by the public at large.
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 Literary Encyclopedia: William Burroughs
Throughout this period of his life, Burroughs received modest monthly checks from a trust fund established by his parents; the widely circulated reports of “Burroughs millions”, derived from his supposed connection to the Burroughs Corporation, are myths.
During this bohemian period, Burroughs met and became a mentor to two misfit Columbia University students, Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac; their 1943 meeting marks the start of the Beat Generation.
Burroughs and Ginsberg had a short-lived love affair that Burroughs periodically tried to revive until the mid-Fifties.
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 Burroughs
Burroughs produced the B1700 or "small Systems" that were designed to be microprogrammed, with each process potentially getting its own virtual machine designed to be the best match to the programming language chosen for the application being run.
Burroughs also made military computers, such as the D825, in its Great Valley Laboratory in Paoli, Pennsylvania.
Burroughs was one of the eight major United States computer companies (with IBM, the largest, Honeywell, NCR Corporation, Control Data Corporation, General Electric, RCA and UNIVAC) through most of the 1960s.
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 Edgar Rice Burroughs
It is true that Burroughs often portrayed Africans, Arabs or Asians as evil or comic, but the stories also contain several elements that have kept them 'politically correct': Waziri warriors are brave, and his cave girl Nadara and Dejah Thoris, the princess of Mars, are courageous and resourceful characters.
Burroughs attended several private schools, including the Michigan Military Academy, Orchar Lake (1892-95), where he was instructor and assistant commandant (1895-96).
Burroughs was associated with Sweetser-Burroughs Mining Company in Idaho (1903-04), a railroad policeman in Salt Lake, Utah (1904), a manager of stenographic department at Sears, Roebuck and Company in Chicago (1906-08), a partner of an advertising agency (1908-09), an office manager (1909), a partner of a sales firm (1910-11).
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 Inventor of the Week: Archive
William Seward Burroughs, inventor of the first workable adding machine, was born in rural New York in 1855.
In 1953 the Burroughs Adding Machine Company was renamed the Burroughs Corporation, a name more reflective of their broad scope of products, which began to include computers.
In 1986, Burroughs Corporation merged with Sperry Corporation to form Unisys Corporation.
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 Burroughs - TheBestLinks.com - Burroughs Corporation, Computer architecture, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Minicomputer, ...
Their operating systems, called MCP (Master Control Program - the name later borrowed by the screenwriters for Tron), were programmed in ESPOL (Executive Systems Programming Oriented Language, a minor extension of Algol) almost a decade before Unix, and the command interface developed into a compiled structured language with procedures called WFL (Work Flow Language).
Burroughs Corporation was always a distant second to IBM commercially if not technologically.
In September 1986, Burroughs Corporation merged with Sperry Rand to form Unisys Corporation.
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 William S. Burroughs
William Seward Burroughs was the grandson of the founder of the Burroughs Adding Machine company, which evolved into the Burroughs Corporation and not too long ago merged with Sperry Univac to form Unisys.
Burroughs followed this by a similar study of his homosexuality, 'Queer,' but this was too much even for the pulps, and would not be published for decades.
Pursued by the law for his drug activities, Burroughs took Joan and the children to Mexico, and it was there that he committed the thoughtless act that would change his life.
www.beatmuseum.org /burroughs/williamsburroughs.html   (984 words)

  
 William S. Burroughs
Burroughs produced the bulk of his writing after he moved to London and took an apomorphine cure under the direction of Dr John Dent.
In the mid-1960s Burroughs moved to London, where he studied Scientology and started to use the E-Meter, a piece of equipment that operated like a lie detector and was developed by the Scientologists.
In 1983 Burroughs became a writer in residence to the university and devoted to his spare time to a vegetable garden.
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 Was ist Burroughs Corporation?
Burroughs wurde zum größten Hersteller von Addiermaschinen in den USA, in den 50er Jahren wurden dann auch Schreibmaschine und Rechenmaschine gefertigt.
Die Burroughs Large Systems Maschinen mit der B5000 (1961) waren Kellermaschinen die in Extended Algol 60 programmiert wurden.
Burroughs Corporation war von der Größe her, wiewohl nicht technologisch, immer ewiger zweiter nach IBM.
www.biologie.de /biowiki/Burroughs_Corporation   (423 words)

  
 Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc.
Both the corporation and the town in which it resides -- Tarzana -- owe their existence to the imaginative talent and business acumen of one man -- namely, Edgar Rice Burroughs.
This alone is a testament to Burroughs' creative talents and the wide appeal of the Tarzan character.
In other words, Burroughs knew he had a good thing, and by incorporating himself he was able to better oversee an expanding and lucrative worldwide Tarzan empire.
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 Comptometer - Comptometers - Competitors
Thus ended the first battle in the long-running war between Felt and the Burroughs Corp. A look at the record confirms that Felt was issued no less than 13 patents on various "lister machine" designs between 1889 and 1904.
In early 1912, two patents were granted to Burroughs covering some unique enhancements to the expired Felt patents and providing the foundation for their line of calculators.
The final battle with Burroughs was to extend far beyond Felt's life and well into the second half of the 20th century.
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 Ottawa Business Journal - Home Page
Moore was corporate director, plans and analysis, at the world headquarters of Burroughs Corporation in Detroit, Michigan.
He is also the founder of Standard Microsystems Corporation, where he served in various positions for 29 years, including vice president of research and development, president, CEO and chairman of the board, before retiring in 2000.
He joins Spotwave most recently from Curtiss-Wright Corporation, a provider of advanced products and services for military, commercial and industrial applications, where he was general manager, vice president of global operations and led the manufacturing, engineering, logistics, business systems, quality, and customer care groups across multiple facilities.
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 BBC ICT Portal
The Burroughs Corporation was founded in 1886 in St Louis, Missouri with the intention of selling William Seward Burroughs’ adding machine.
In 1953 the name was changed again to the Burroughs Corporation — they still sold adding machines, but were moving into the computer market, working with the military and the US Government.
In 1986 the Burroughs Corporation merged with the Sperry Corporation to form the Unisys Corporation.
www.open2.net /ictportal/timeline/keyorgs/burroughs.htm   (103 words)

  
 Burroughs - Knowmore
Burroughs grew into the biggest adding machine company in America, although by the 1950s it was selling more than the basic adding machines, including typewriters and computers.
Burroughs produced the B1700 or "small Systems" that were designed to be microprogrammed, with each process potentially getting its own virtual machine designed to be the best match to the programming language chosen for the application being run.
Burroughs Corporation was always a distant second to IBM commercially if not technologically.
knowmore.org /index.php/Burroughs   (416 words)

  
 William S. Burroughs
Burroughs was born in 1914, the younger of two sons of a prominent family in St.
Burroughs later said that shooting Vollmer was a pivotal event in his life, and one which instigated his writing: "I am forced to the appalling conclusion that I would have never become a writer but for Joan's death...I live with the constant threat of possession, for control.
Burroughs is often called one of the greatest and most influential writers of the twentieth century, most notably by Norman Mailer whose quote on Burroughs, "The only American novelist living today who may conceivably be possessed by genius", appears on many Burroughs publications.
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 William B
William Seward Burroughs (1914 -1997) was the grandson of the founder of the Burroughs Adding Machine company, which evolved into the Burroughs Corporation, which made huge, now outdated mainframe computers.
The Burroughs corporation that he was going eventually merged with Sperry to do William Univac and got absorbed.
Burroughs followed this by a similar study of his homosexuality, threaded his way through crowds of opium addicts and rug-sellers, Queer, but this was too much even for the pulps, looking for the facts.
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Burroughs' New York counsel, Joseph Luksch, credi- bly testified that on October 25, in a telephone conversa- tion with Respondent counsel, Norman Rothfeld, con- cerning the instant charge, Luksch advised Rothfeld that he believed there was enough evidence to establish the 8(b)(3) allegation.
Burroughs is, and has been at all times material, an employer engaged in commerce within the meaning of the Act.
Cease and desist from striking or threatening to strike Burroughs Corporation, in which an object of such strike is to force or require Burroughs to terminate its collective-bargaining agreement with Respondent unless Respondent complies with the requirements of Section 8(d) of the Act.
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 William S Burroughs: The Biography Project
When Burroughs is 13, he discovers the autobiography of Jack Black, You Can't Win, and becomes enamored of the outlaw, underground lifestyle.
Burroughs is arrested in New Orleans for possession of drugs, elects not to stand trial, moves family to Mexico City in 1949.
Burroughs travels to Columbia in 1953 to find the entheogenic vine Yage, meets Richard Evans Schultes, who councils him about the plant.
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 Unisys History Newsletter v3n5   (Site not responding. Last check: )
One of these was Carrier Corporation, a manufacturer of air conditioning equipment, which converted a set of 86 COBOL programs from the 360 to the B5500 in ten weeks and found it easy to do.
Burroughs saw the IBM 360/30 and 360/40 as the principal competition for the B2500 and B3500, so the company decided to make their i/o systems IBM-compatible by using IBM's EBCDIC data code and many IBM file structures.
Burroughs developed a half-size version of the D825 called the D82, which cut the word size from 48 to 24 bits and had a simplified instruction set.
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 William Burroughs   (Site not responding. Last check: )
As only Burroughs could, he wrote up his account of taking the oily, nauseating drink followed by the retching spasms, convulsions, and loss of consciousness as a mind-expanding experience.
The trouble was he soon found that although the yage vine was readily available it took a certain finesse to properly extract the drug from the bark, and furthermore it quickly lost its potency if stored.
Burroughs detractors wonder why people would be willing to buy books that were composed of randomly constructed sentences, but Bill was quick to point out the process wasn't totally random.
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 Burroughs B80 Family   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It was Burroughs' big step away from the Visible Record Computer, and showed the the days of the VRC were to be ended.
The B80 brought together the concepts of the small disk-based computer, that Burroughs had developed with the B700; the old principle of having everything on one desk-shaped unit; and new technology such as "floppy disks".
Burroughs had developed its "BMS" (Business management System) suite of business applications for the B700 and B1700 family, and "Key BMS" was created for the B80 from this experience.
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 SAA: Business Archives Section Website
Unisys Corporation has donated a large collection of records, relating to the Burroughs Corporation, to the Charles Babbage Institute at the University of Minnesota (Minneapolis).
The Burroughs Corporation records will provide researchers with an excellent primary source from which to study the accounting machine industry, banking automation, the main frame computer industry, technological development in the United States, and computing machine applications.
Corporate membership in the society, which includes Business History lectures, exhibits in the business lobbies and other activities, is a prerequisite for the program.
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 Unisys Corp.
Unisys Corporation came into existence in 1986 following the merger of the Burroughs Corporation and Sperry Corporation.
Blumenthal said "Unisys" was one of 31,000 names submitted in a worldwide employee contest with a cash prize of $5,000 for the first person to submit the name that was selected.
According to identity consultant Anspach, Grossman, Portugal Inc., who worked with Burroughs during the renaming process, the project was unusual because of the employee contest idea and the short time span involved in choosing the name.
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 LitKicks: William S. Burroughs
William Seward Burroughs was the grandson of the founder of the Burroughs Adding Machine company, which evolved into the Burroughs Corporation, which made huge, now outdated mainframe computers.
Burroughs was born on February 5, 1914 in St.
Burroughs has a strong presence in contemporary literature, especially alternative branches like cyberpunk and modern postmodern.
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 Burroughs Adding Machine Co. - History
Burroughs Adding Machine Company traced its founding to William Seward Burroughs who invented and patented the first workable adding and listing machine in St. Louis, Missouri in 1885.
That same year Burroughs Adding and Registering Company, limited of Nottingham, England was established, and three years later the Company’s first manufacturing facility outside the U.S. was also established at Nottingham.
This building was later re-built to become the World Headquarters for the Burroughs Corporation in 1966.
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