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July 21, 2003

Karlin Lillington describes the joy that is Silicon Valley's Computer History Museum:

I'll post some pictures now and then over the coming weeks, but today I thought I'd show you the Johnniac, a massive computer that went operational in either 1953 or 1954, built by the Rand Corporation and named in honour of (and built to a design of) computing pioneer John Von Neumann. Isn't it beautiful? The computer is notable not just for its amazing metal casing, with the Cadillac-style lettering for Johnniac, but because it was one of the first computers to have a memory -- which was all of 4k!!!! Only one of these was built.


3:23:32 PM        Technology