Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Visit to the Computer History Musem

I used to work at Burroughs, so I had to take a photo of this old adding machine.

Above is a punch card machine just like the one I learned how to program on as well as what I used when I worked for the Bureau of Economic Analysis under the Department of Commerce back in the late 70s.

Tim and Julie listening to the story on ENIAC

That Radio Shack TRS-80 Model 100 was REALLY popular back in the day.  Very simple notebook computer with a built-in word processor and no disk drive.  32 KiloBytes of memory for $1400.  Ran for about 20 hours on 4 AA batteries.  Writers and journalists loved this because it also had a built-in modem.

I remember the day the Robert Tappan Morris worm was released on the Internet.  It was a security eye opener around the globe.

My first computer I bought - I still have, but it is in a museum.  Yes, I am old!

In front of IBM's Watson exhibit.

 The google car below.