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The Smart Sony (Jan, 1983)

The Smart Sony

Introducing the Sony small business computer system. The Sony that shows the top rated programs that help you make smarter business decisions.

The Sony system that’s easy enough for a doctor, lawyer or chief executive to learn to use. Yet smart enough for accounting, billing, inventory word processing and endless other complex, profit oriented chores. It can even talk to other computers, big and small.

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Electronics Tells The Chemist (Jun, 1960)

unusual compounds find uses because

Electronics Tells The Chemist

By Shirley Motter Linde

THERE are about 750,000 known organic chemical compounds. Less than one percent of these have any known medical or industrial use!

The other 99 percent are a huge potential of untapped applications. They represent hundreds of thousands of chemicals sitting idle on laboratory shelves when they might possibly be useful in curing cancer, fighting viruses, killing insects, giving more gas mileage, making rocket fuels for space vehicles, producing new synthetics, etc.

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“31,000 student hours later, we still love Apple Computer” (Sep, 1979)

When I was kid I had a subscription where I would get disks full of software from MECC every month. I loved their stuff.

“31,000 student hours later, we still love Apple Computer”

- Dr. Kenneth Brumbaugh. Minnesota Educational Computing Consortium

When the Minnesota Educational Computing Consortium recommended Apple Computer to the state’s school districts—well, it started something big.

Today there are hundreds of Apple Computers in use in 35% of Minnesota’s elementary and secondary schools, and nearly all of the colleges and universities in the state. Most communicate with the Consortium’s CYBER 73 mainframe in a state-wide educational computer network.

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Untransistorized Digital Differential Analyzer? (Nov, 1956)

Untransistorized Digital Differential Analyzer?

The abacus has qualities much sought after in today’s electronic computers: ease and reliability of operation, low investment, and minimal maintenance.

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Hobnobbing with Harbaugh (Aug, 1962)

Hobnobbing with Harbaugh
The Office Monster

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This IBM physicist is working to reduce the cost of data processing even more – before some other company does. (Nov, 1967)

This IBM physicist is working to reduce the cost of data processing even more – before some other company does.

Back in 1950, the cost of processing 35 thousand computer instructions was one dollar. Today, one dollar processes 35 million instructions.

What has driven the cost down? The work being done by IBM’s Dr. Sol Triebwasser and his associates may give us a clue.

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TI Micro Electronics. (Sep, 1977)

Micro Electronics.

The basis for continuing innovation.

From the leader…

TIs 990/9900 First Family.

Most cost-effective means of using microelectronics. To improve. To change. lb innovate for today and tomorrow Tl’s 990/9900 Family Software Compatibility from Components to Boards to Systems Not quite twenty years ago, the integrated circuit was born at Texas Instruments. And sparked a pervasive revolution that’s impacting all our lives.

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A Colorful Introduction to Computers (Jan, 1983)

A Colorful Introduction to Computers

Here’s a fun and educational coloring book to introduce your home computer to the youngest members of your family. The Magic Machine explores the excitement and wonder of computers from a young child’s point of view.

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Perfect Numbers (Mar, 1953)

The list of perfect numbers currently stands at 49 entries.

Perfect Numbers

Six is such a number: it is the sum of all numbers that divide it except itself. In 2,000 years 12 perfect numbers were found; now a computer has discovered five more

by Constance Reid

THE GREEKS, greatly intrigued by the fact that the number 6 is the sum of all its divisors except itself (1+2 + 3), called it a “perfect” number. They wondered how many other such numbers there were. It was easy enough to ascertain by trial that the second perfect number was 28 (1+2 + 4 + 7+14). The great Euclid was able to prove that in all cases where a number can be factored into the form 2^n-l(2^n—1) and 2^n—1 is a prime number, the number must be the sum of all its divisors except itself.

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COMPUTERS: THEIR BUILT-IN LIMITATIONS (Oct, 1967)

COMPUTERS: THEIR BUILT-IN LIMITATIONS

ARTICLE BY MAX GUNTHER “OH, MY GOD” croaked a network-TV director in New York. He seemed to be strangling in his turtle-neck shirt. It was the evening of Election Day, 1966, and the director’s world was caving in. Here he was, on the air with the desperately important Election Night coverage, competing with the two enemy networks to see whose magnificently transistorized, fearfully fast electronic computer could predict the poll results soonest and best. Live coverage: tense-voiced, sweating announcers, papers flapping around, aura of unbearable suspense. The whole country watching. And what happens? The damned computer quits.

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