Core Memory: A Visual Survey of Vintage Computers

Core Memory: A Visual Survey of Vintage Computers

by John Alderman
     
 

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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…  See more details below

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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811875776
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
06/01/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
160
File size:
23 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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