Early Computers.  My school kids celebrated the 40th Anniversary of ENIAC big time!

Photos of early computers: 1940s-1960s

A historic calculator which was rebuilt after being dismantled and put in storage has been recognised by the Guinness Book of Records as the world's oldest working digital computer. The Harwell Dekatron, at the National Museum of Computing, Bletchley Park, Buckinghamshire, first run in 1951.

Oldest working computer confirmed

The Harwell computer, later known as the Wolverhampton Instrument for Teaching Computing from Harwell (WITCH), or the Harwell Dekatron Computer is turned back on after 61 years.

25 Most Brutal Torture Techniques Ever Devised. Click on picture to see the article.

25 Most Brutal Torture Techniques Ever Devised In History

I used to tell people this about a 500GB drive too, but just look at us now. So much stuff!

Micron is still priced at a bargain valuation even after a strong run-up in price. Micron’s strong recent success is likely to continue this year. I expect the

Computer Class - 1972.  I even had a guy who looked exactly like that in my classes.  Weren't those sandals called Water Buffalo Sandals?  You soaked them in water, wore them wet until they conformed to your foot.

I took a class in high school around this time where once a week we were bussed to a computer lab to input punch cards and see if our programming worked.

Tetris Building

A larger than life game of Tetris appeared on the Green Building at MIT in MIT engineers used a console to allow players to move, rotate, and drop colored blocks. Tetris on the Green is the Holy Grail of MIT hacks.

ENIAC, 1946  Regarded as the first general purpose electronic computer, the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer (ENIAC) was initially commissioned for the use in World War II, but not completed until one year after the war had ended . Installed at the University of Pennsylvania, its 40 separate eight-foot-high racks and 18,000 tubes were intended to help calculate ballistic trajectories.

A Brief History of the Computer - Photo Essays

ENIAC, 1946 Regarded as the first general purpose electronic computer, the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer (ENIAC)

The IBM Selective Sequence Electronic Calculator (SSEC) computer, an electromechanical computer operated from 1948 to 1952.

The IBM Selective Sequence Electronic Calculator (SSEC) computer, an electromechanical computer operated from 1948 to 1952

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