Talk:Sabre (computer system)
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A TPF application?
Sabre was built on top of TPF, right?
If so, we should probably mention this.
Atlant 21:50, 2 Apr 2005 (UTC)
- Some current version of it could conceivably be, but the original predates System 360, of which TPF is apparently a descendant. I believe the original was largely (or exclusively) written in assembler, and in that era probably directly on the metal with no OS as such. PeteVerdon 16:02, 24 August 2006 (UTC)
- Thanks, PeteVerdon!
- Atlant 16:23, 24 August 2006 (UTC)
Before TPF it was ACP (Airline Control Program), jointly developed by American Airlines and IBM. TulsaTV 04:24, 20 March 2007 (UTC)
Location of original SABRE systems
I have it on very good authority that the twin 7090s were located in Briarcliff Manor, about 2 miles from here. ;-) I have marked the building, which still stands, in Wikimapia. Search for SABRE. Capek 21:59, 19 March 2007 (UTC)
I lot of old timers here at AA seem to remember the acronym being short for Semi-Automated Business Reservation Environment, not Research Environment. While it was based on SAGE (Semi-Automated Ground Environment), the purpose of SABRE was reserving seats not researching them. I'll drop by the c r smith museum and verify. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 21:55, 18 May 2010 (UTC)
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Relative Dollar Value in History Section
A paragraph in the History Section states:
"A formal development arrangement was signed in 1957, and the first experimental system went online in 1960, based on two IBM 7090 mainframes in a new data center located in Briarcliff Manor, New York. The system was a success. Up until this point it had cost the astonishing sum of $40 million to develop and install (about $350 million in 2000 dollars). ...."
I'm wondering if the $350 million adjusted dollar value is correct. Using the calculator at http://www.measuringworth.com/uscompare/, I get:
In 2000, $40,000,000.00 from 1960 is worth:
- $233,000,000.00 using the Consumer Price Index
- $191,000,000.00 using the GDP deflator
- $270,000,000.00 using the value of consumer bundle
- $275,000,000.00 using the unskilled wage
- $484,000,000.00 using the nominal GDP per capita
- $756,000,000.00 using the relative share of GDP
Relative monetary value is a complicated issue, of course, but I would think that most Wiki readers would want a value either more consumer oriented (the first four estimtes) -- a value that relates to their daily lives, that is, their own purchasing power -- or more large-scale spending oriented (the last two estimates) -- a value that relates to big corporate / government purchasing power.
The last paragraph states "Sabre, Expedia, Orbitz and some consumer advocates think that American's tactics with Direct Connect are aimed at making fare comparisons harder... " There is no other mention of "Direct Connect" in this article. What is it and what claims are the critics making?