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Weekend reading: The early days of American Airlines SABRE Computer Reservation System

Just a quick post to point you to a Wired article about the origin of the airline computer reservation system. From “Forget the Booze. The Mad Men’s Best Friend Was SABRE” by Robert McMillian: In the summer of 1953, an eager IBM salesman named Blair Smith boarded an American Airlines flight in Los Angeles bound…

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