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Core Memory: Photographs of Vintage Computers

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"SAGE, 1954
A gigantic computerized air defense system, SAGE (Semi-Automatic Ground Environment) was designed to help the Air Force track radar data in real time. Equipped with technical advances such as modems and graphical displays, the machine weighed 300 tons and occupied one floor of a concrete blockhouse.

"PDP-8, 1965
Manufactured by the Digital Equipment Corporation, the PDP-8 was the first successful mass-produced minicomputer. Its relatively low price ($18,000), desktop packaging, and simple programming model expanded the market for computers in universities, laboratories, and offices."

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