Posts tagged ‘computer’

Storin’ It Old School

Storin' it Old School

Remember these guys? With a whopping 720 kilobytes of storage, they would hold two or three DOS games or a thousand text documents. They were amazing for their time and surprisingly durable.

I found these at a computer recycling store in Bellevue WA – fresh, minty, and ready to use by those who can even locate a 5″ floppy drive to run them! Of course now, I can’t even fit one digital photo on a 720k disk 🙂

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Floppy_disk

All Hail the Terminal!

Old school data terminal, seen at the Computer Museum in Re-PC in Seattle. They had hard drives the size of heads, and an entire selection of original Apple products.

Awesome!

And It Will Add Numbers Together!

IBM machine, Richmond VA City Hall. I have more processing power in my cellphone. Check out the snazzy ducting system above the CPU, used to evacuate heat from all those tubes and transistors!

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Via Flickr:
Title: IBM machine, City Hall

Creator: Adolph B. Rice Studio

Date: 1961 July 21

Identifier: Rice Collection 3364B

Format: 1 negative, safety film, 4 x 5 in.

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

Repository: Library of Virginia, Prints and Photographs, 800 E. Broad St., Richmond, VA, 23219, USA, digitool1.lva.lib.va.us:8881/R

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