Overview

An unprecedented combination of computer history and striking images, Core Memory reveals modern technology's evolution through the world's most renowned computer collection, the Computer History Museum in the Silicon Valley. Vivid photos capture these historically important machinesincluding the Eniac, Crays 13, Apple I and IIwhile authoritative text profiles each, telling the stories of their innovations and peculiarities. Thirty-five machines are profiled in over 100 extraordinary color photographs, making ...
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Core Memory: A Visual Survey of Vintage Computers

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Overview

An unprecedented combination of computer history and striking images, Core Memory reveals modern technology's evolution through the world's most renowned computer collection, the Computer History Museum in the Silicon Valley. Vivid photos capture these historically important machinesincluding the Eniac, Crays 13, Apple I and IIwhile authoritative text profiles each, telling the stories of their innovations and peculiarities. Thirty-five machines are profiled in over 100 extraordinary color photographs, making Core Memory a surprising addition to the library of photography collectors and the ultimate geek-chic gift.
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Forbes
It's almost laughable to think that 40 years ago, a computer with 64K of memory could cost more than $1 million. Even so, we'd be nowhere without those dinosaurs--their punch cards, vacuum tubes and magnetic tape drives paved the way for the PCs of today.

Core Memory, a collection of deliciously detailed photographs taken at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California, pays homage to the proto-computers of the 1940s, '50s, '60s and '70s--not only as onetime technical marvels, but also as fetching, highly collectible objects d'art.—Thomas Jackson

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780811875776
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
  • Publication date: 6/1/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 1,120,027
  • File size: 22 MB
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Meet the Author

John Alderman, author of Sonic Boom, lives in San Francisco.

Mark Richards's work has been featured in numerous publications. He lives in Mill Valley, California.

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Table of Contents


Foreword     008
23 Adder (Reconstruction)     010
ENIAC (Electonic NUmerical Integrator and Computer     017
UNIVAC I     024
WISC (Wisconsin Integrally Sychronized Computer)     028
JOHNNIAC     035
Core Memory     042
SAGE (Semi-Automatic Ground Environment)     048
NEAC 2203     058
Minuteman I Guidance Computer     062
PHILCO     212
IBM System/360 (and IBM 7030 "Stretch")     072
Apollo Guidance Computer     083
DEC PDP-8     086
DDP-116     090
CDC 6600     094
Interface Message Processor (IMP)     101
Kitchen Computer (Honeywell H316 Minicomputer)     102
KENBAK-1     105
HP-35     106
Superpaint     109
ALTAIR 880     113
ILLIAC IV     114
CRAY-1, CRAY-2, CRAY-3     119
Apple I     126
Apple II     131
TRS-80 Model 1 (and Model 100)     132
Minitel     137
Osborne 1     138
Commodore 64     141
Compaq Portable     144
Macintosh     149
Google First Production Server     150
Acknowledgements/Bibliography     155
Index     158
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