Monthly Archives: April 2011

More classic computer footage from the MIT Vault

I’ve been poking around some more in the film archive at MIT that I found “Making Electrons Count” and a few other items caught my attention. First is a news report from 1951 showing the WHIRLWIND computer being used to … Continue reading

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Ancient I/O & Making Electrons Count

The RPC-4000 (like many computers of the same vintage) used a device called a Friden Flexowriter for input and output. This device was a combination typewriter, printer and paper tape reader & writer. Input to the RPC-4000 could be done … Continue reading

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