IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - (Page 48)

STOP RUN Pictured from left are the October 1996 IBM home page from and the current version of Learn by Looking Back The Web's mainframe past isn't gone; it's archived on various sites Gabe Goldberg has developed, worked with and written about technology for decades. octor Who's Tardis, Doc's DeLorean and Heinlein's "The Door Into Summer" all used time travel to great, dramatic-but fictional-advantage. Mainframe's only time travel is entering/leaving daylight saving time and coping with occasional disruptive leap seconds. Mainframers seeking the vanished glories of yesteryear or craving vanished Web pages to settle arcane arguments or D manage long-obsolete equipment need only conjure up the Internet Archive Wayback Machine ( Using this website, I recently found an article I'd written about 10 years ago for Searching was simple: Entering the domain yielded a timeline from 1996 to today, illustrating density of 4,282 saved Web pages. Iterative guesses regarding publication date gave me an index page linking the article. Read More Computing museums reveal how quickly IT has changed in a past Stop Run: The IBM Archives features resources and a timeline of the company: More to the point for mainframers, was saved 7,720 times in the same timespan. The first snapshot appears to be a barebones website dated Oct. 22, 1996, including the intriguing but dated exhortation, "Carpe Intranetum: Seize the Power of Intranets."'s comprehensive FAQ describes the organization behind it, how it's supported, search techniques and more ( Questions include: Do you collect all the sites on the Web? (No); Do you archive email? Chat? (No); Where does the name come from? ("The Rocky and Bullwinkle" show). The Wayback Machine contains about 13 PB of data and is growing rapidly. This eclipses the amount of text contained in the world's largest libraries, including the Library of Congress. Another mind-boggling IBM documentation resource is Bitsavers (, which lists device types from 1130 to 8000, and various products and technology. One can easily spend time revisiting products from the past. Other companies' documents are also available, and the website's PDF document format is listed ( The Computer History Museum maintains an eclectic assortment of IBM publications ( Vendor sites naturally mostly focus on current product generations, but sometimes searches yield past nuggets. Whether you're a recent industry recruit curious about earlier times or a veteran refreshing past career memories, a wealth of insight or nostalgia awaits. WANT TO BE FEATURED IN STOP RUN? Send an email to Valerie Dennis at 48 // MARCH/APRIL 2016

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016

Table of Contents
Editor's Desk: A secure connection
Techbits: Sphere of influence
Infographic: Hybrid integration: Can you keep up?
Partner PoV: RACF needs complementary applications for total enterprise protection
R&D: IBM explores how affective computing can benefit society
IT Today: OpenStack solutions help address compliance needs and audit standards
Currents: Ponemon data breach study should encourage you to be proactive
Cover Story: The Future of Business: New IBM z13s and its growing ecosystem help clients unleash digital innovation with cloud agility and cybersecurity
Feature: The Mobile App Advantage: Real-world cases show how to maximize information to achieve results in the cognitive era
Tech Showcase: DevOps helps transform development practices to meet today's business demands
Tech Corner: With z/OS V2.1, IBM DB2 features include automation and copy improvements
Solutions: (E)JES V5.5; EasySMF; JE; Offline Access Recovery; SIEM Agent for IBM z/OS with IND$defender; SMA_RT V3.3
Stop Run: The Web's mainframe past isn't gone; it's archived on various sites
Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Mainframe
2016 Mainframe Solutions Edition Product Index

IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016