An Apple a day keeps the doctor away. How did that work out for you, Steve ?
Various Facebook’s ancestors
The first microprocessor.
The tools you can use to fight Cylons. Smaky6 was a Swiss computer.
It was a long was down to OSX
Digital PDP-8E – I’d love to see computers as pretty as this one back in production.
The PDP-8 combined low cost, simplicity, expandability, and careful engineering for value. The greatest historical significance was that the PDP-8’s low cost and high volume made a computer available to many new people for many new uses. Its continuing significance is as a historical example of value-engineered computer design.
The IBM System/360 (S/360) was a mainframe computer system family announced by IBM on April 7, 1964, and delivered between 1965 and 1978. It was the first family of computers designed to cover the complete range of applications, from small to large, both commercial and scientific. The design made a clear distinction between architecture and implementation, allowing IBM to release a suite of compatible designs at different prices. All but the incompatible model 44 and the most expensive systems used microcode to implement the instruction set, which featured 8-bit byte addressing and binary, decimal and (hexadecimal) floating-point calculations.
ERMETH (Elektronische Rechenmaschine der ETH), the first Swiss computer (1956) – 32 kHz, around 80 kb of RAM, 3.5 tons.
IBM 601 used by CFF/SBB.
The IBM 601 Multiplying Punch was a unit record machine that could read two numbers from a punched card and punch their product in a blank field on the same card. The factors could be up to eight decimal digits long. The 601 was introduced in 1931 and was the first IBM machine that could do multiplication.
In 1936 W. J. Eckert connected a modified 601 to a 285 tabulator and an 016 duplicating punch through a custom switch he designed and used the combined setup to perform scientific calculations.
How do you do that (for computer screens) ?
It depends. One time, I slammed my car door on the computer, another time I closed it without looking and I had forgotten a pen on the keyboard, I destroyed my Pocketbook Pro 602 by kicking it with my knee and this morning, I had forgotten it was in my tent and I took ground support to get up and of course, my hand was in the middle of the screen. It’s a subtile combination of lack of luck, messiness and clumsiness. Story of my life.