General Electric

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General Electric

(company)
(GE) A US company that manufactured computers from 1956 until 1970, when it sold its computer division to Honeywell and left the computer business. Notable GE computers were the GE-265, which supported the Dartmouth Time-sharing System (DTSS), and the GE-645 used for Multics development.

See also GCOS.

Not to be confused with the General Electric Company (GEC) in the UK (where FOLDOC's first seeds were sown).
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We will make electricity so cheap that only the rich will burn candles,' Edison said, when he launched the Edison Electric Light Company.
The crown lights message is another connection between the company, the City of Philadelphia and the national holiday that was created by Anna Jarvis, the first woman employee of PECO's predecessor company, the Edison Electric Light Company.