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  1. We may be able to make a major advance in the art of using a computer by adopting a time-sharing operator program for our hoped-for 709.
  2. Such a system will require a lot of advance preparation starting right away.
  3. Experiments with using the flexo connection to the real-time package on the 704 will help but we cannot wait for the results if we want a time-sharing operator program in July l960.
  4. The cooperation of IBM is very important but it should be to their advantage to develop this new way of using a computer.
  5. I think other people at MIT than the Computation Center staff can be interested in the systems and other engineering problems involved.

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John McCarthy
Mon Sep 9 16:16:04 PDT 1996