Talk:BCL Molecular

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SADIE and SUSIE[edit]

I've added some details from memory on SADIE and SUSIE. I joined BCL as a training programmer fresh out of high school in 1971, working in Portslade then the Tottenham Court Road London offices. Among many customer sites I visited, I recall updating the SADIE machines used to manage the Tate Gallery postcards service, on the switch from purchase tax to VAT. This required using a soldering iron to remove old "code" pins and add in the new - nerve wracking, despite having tested the code on a more recent SUSIE (the instruction sets were almost identical).[signature added later]P.r.newman (talk) 13:26, 4 January 2012 (UTC)

Molecular 18 and Distributor[edit]

I joined BCL in 1972 as a "Flying Squad" engineer providing back up to the service engineers all over the UK. I have updated the information on the M18/Distributor. I was personally responsible for the re-design onto 3 boards, introduction of large format memory, the design of the Quad I/O and Static RAM amongst other things. I will add more detail when I have time. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Datatek1990

SADIE acronym?[edit]

The article has SADIE meaning "Sterling And Decimal Invoicing Electronically" but my memory is that it meant "Sales And Daily Invoicing Electronically", the "daily" referring to the lack of online storage so you started each day with a clean slate. Has anyone got documentation? p.r.newman (talk) 15:42, 18 May 2012 (UTC)

Molecular 18 Usage?[edit]

I worked as a programmer for BCL in their Tottenham Court Road and then Victoria offices. We installed the Molecular 18 in many different companies performing many functions including S/L, P/L, G/L, stock control, property management, etc., so in my opinion the single "Usage" noted in this article is selling this machine short. (talk) 18:30, 23 January 2013 (UTC)