Issue No. 12 - December (1972 vol. 21)
I. Flores , Baruch College City Univ. New York
Goal and Result: The author states that the aim of this book is "1) to present an introduction to computers and programming using the System/370 as the primary vehicle; and 2) to present an introduction o the System/370 for people experienced in computer science. I have found that this book contains a lot of useful information and, in fact, I can say that I learned quite a bit from the book. However, this does not mean that the author has met his goals. As for the beginner, hewould not come out with a thorough understanding of S/370 or computers in general because so little space was devoted to his initiation. The intermediate or advanced computer scientist would learn much about S/370 but I am afraid he would be left with many questions about the beast, just as I was.
I. Flores, "B72-26 Computer Organization and the System/370," in IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 21, no. , pp. 1458-1459, 1972.