[bct] Good old days of computers

  • From: The Scarlet Wombat <coconut@xxxxxxx>
  • To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 12 Mar 2006 12:25:19 -0500

As long as we are talking about the good old days, my first computer, not mine personally but the first one I programmed and worked on, was a Bendix G-15. It was a four by four by six foot cubeic like structure full of, yes, vacuum tubes. It had a spinning drum with a whopping 2k of memory, nothing like RAM at all. It spoke only binary and used punch tape. Sometimes, I thought my slide rule was faster.


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