3 thoughts on “Same place, same amount of memory…

  1. Actually, that card he’s holding could contain the equivalent of 1000 or more of the computer pictured above.

    In 1958

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  2. I did a little research and the computer shown in the photo had the following specifications (in today’s terminology)

    Processor – 333 kHz or .333 mHz
    RAM – 17 kb
    Hard Drive – 55.7 kb
    Input – 5 hole teleprinter paper tape (no keyboard)
    Programs and data were both input this way.

    Output – 5 hole teleprinter paper tape
    (or on magnetic tape, if option was purchased with system)

    Offline storage on magnetic tape (as an upgrade)

    The computer was an Elliott 403

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  3. 12 years later, I wrote my first Basic program on a “mini-computer” that was about the size of a refrigerator. Same paper tape input.

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