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March 29, 1988


By CBR Staff Writer

Which recalls the legendary Joe Bamford, creator of the equally legendary JCB excavator: when he dumped his IBM system back in 1973 and replaced it with a Burroughs B2700 – or was it a 37? he told the jubilant Burroughs reps who’d clinched the sale If it doesn’t do all the things you told us it will do, I’m not going to pussyfoot about sending it back and getting on the phone to Univac or ICL, I’m going to invite all the press up here with photographers (to Rocester, Warwickshire), call up one of our JCBs, dig a ruddy great hole right in front of the building, and I’m going to bury your computer.

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