Borroughs A-series mainframes Easter Egg - The A-Series Mainframe Numbering System

They stared off making the Borroughs A1, then the A2, then ... you know. But after 12, they apparently weren't too fond of using A13, because that model is called A1101, which is binary for 13. Being superstitious, are we?

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Contributed By: Jan Gundtofte-Bruun on 09-12-1999
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Correction! Gerhard Knecht has been kind (and knowledgeable) enough to let me know that the above post is rather incorrect, though it is not altogether untrue. You see, the "1101 thing" is true enough --- in fact it started a whole "1100 series" --- but being the successor of the *Sperry 12* it had nothing to do with the Burroughs A-series mainframes. I stand corrected!
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