Jul 08 2009
Manufactured by the Nippon Electric Company (NEC, 1960), the drum-based machine was one of the earliest transistorized Japanese computers. It was used for business, scientific and engineering applications.
This is just one of the many computers that existed nearly 50 years ago. It’s amazing that just 10 years ago I owned a computer in college that had a 1.2 GB hard drive and it cost over 2 grand. Today my iPod mini has over 8GB of space on it.
That boggles my mind every single time I think about it. Space just continues to shrink but it obviously wasn’t always that way.
Check out some of these vintage computers….
Punch Card and Model 077 Collator, 1937
ENIAC Wiring, 1944
Philco 212 Transistor Boards, 1962
IBM 360 Tape Drives, 1968
IBM 703 Stretch, 1961
Neiman Marcus Kitchen Computer, 1969
Osborne 1 Portable Computer, 1981
Apple I, 1976
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