The IBM System/360 showed up in films throughout the 1960s and ‘70s, including the cult classic The Doll Squad, which features a System/360 Model 30, and The Girl Most Likely To..., wherein Stockard Channing’s title character has her college record examined using a System/360 Model 40.
System/360 sales brochure
Converting to the IBM System/360
An IBM System/360 miniature console
This is likely the only time you’ll see the System/360 fit in the palm of your hand. Here is a miniature model of the IBM 2150 Console for System/360, courtesy of the Computer History Museum.
An IBM System/360 miniature disk drive
The Computer History Museum’s miniature collection includes a model of the IBM 2311 Disk Storage Drive for the System/360.
With skyrocketing sales and a connection to thousands of industries, the IBM
® System/360 computer quickly became a prolific part of popular culture around the world in the late 1960s and beyond.
IBM System/360 logo
The IBM System/360 logo was designed to express the concept of compatibility—the mainframe hardware was completely interchangeable, while the programming was capable of handling all types of applications in one machine.
IBM System/360 “All Business” ad
This 1964 ad was published within months of the release of System/360, highlighting the system’s ability to handle the biggest data processing jobs at a price small businesses could afford.
IBM System/360 in Second Life
The System/360 was re-created for the popular massively multiplayer online (MMO) game Second Life.
The many colors of the IBM System/360
The IBM System/360 wasn’t just a brilliant all-in-one computer mainframe; it was stylish too. It was available in five standard colors, although the ASB Bank data center in New Zealand took advantage of ordering it in a custom yellow.