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INTRODUCING THE HP-41C. (Sep, 1979)

Totally unrelated to the article, but it’s interesting to see how subtle changes to fonts can make OCR systems completely fail. ABBYY FineReader 10 (which is by far the best OCR program I’ve found), was utterly unable to read any of the bold text on top, or even recognize that it WAS text.

INTRODUCING THE HP-41C.

A CALCULATOR.

A SYSTEM.

A WHOLE NEW STANDARD.

The new HP-41C has more than any handheld calculator HP has ever offered. More capability, flexibility, ease-of-use features and options: Memory Modules; an “extra smart” Card Reader; a Printer; The Wand — a new input device; and Application Modules.

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tomorrow’s computer here today… (Apr, 1978)

tomorrow’s computer here today…

the bytemaster

only from the Digital Group

Digital tape based starts at $1995 kit. Delivery within 60 days.

Digital Group

P.O. Box 6528 Denver, CO 80206 (303) 777-7133

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THE SMALLER THE BETTER: NEW DIMENSIONS IN CONVERSATION (Feb, 1965)

THE SMALLER THE BETTER: NEW DIMENSIONS IN CONVERSATION

In the eye of a needle above is a transistor switch that can turn on or off in ten billionths of a second. It is an example of the micro-miniature devices that Western Electric makes today for the new Electronic Switching Systems now being put into service in the Bell telephone network.

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The Wizard of Odyssey Reveals The Key to Greater Challenge. (Oct, 1982)

The Wizard of Odyssey Reveals The Key to Greater Challenge.

The Keyboard!

It makes the fun go further with Odyssey2 than any other video game. The keyboard lets you program mazes and grids. Type numbers and letters on the screen. Increase skill levels. It even lets you change opponents and fields of play!

And only Odyssey2 offers—The Master Strategy Series! Each game comes with its own game board. You use it to plan your strategy.

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Peripheral Vision impacts your computer! (Apr, 1978)

I don’t think I’ve ever seen a printer sold in kit form before….

Peripheral Vision impacts your computer!

with a full-size, low-cost impact printer.

Until now, the hobbyist and small businessman have had one major problem in assembling a reasonably priced microprocessor system with the capabilities found in the more costly computers. It was impossible to find a high-quality, high-output printer for hard copy needs at an affordable price.

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TACTICAL FIGHTER (Nov, 1985)

TACTICAL FIGHTER

You’re on the road.

Fifty-five miles an hour and you’re still three hours from Atlanta. On the seat next to you is the little miracle that will make the trip worthwhile. It’s an Epson Geneva.’ A full-blown personal computer that runs on batteries and fits in a briefcase. You can’t live without it.

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The Dumb Terminal lets you put it all together. (Apr, 1978)

The Dumb Terminal lets you put it all together.

With the new, lower-priced Dumb Terminal™ Kit, that is. Pick one up and escape, once and for all, the headaches of scavenged teletypes and jury-rigged TV sets. With just a little time and aptitude, you can have a live and working Dumb Terminal right in your own home, garage, or business One that lets you get it all out of your system — or into it.

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The First Truly Silent Motherboard (Apr, 1978)

I am so confused by this ad.

ARTEC CRAFTSMANSHIP HAS CREATED The First Truly Silent Motherboard

Noise in your bus lines means errors in your programs. The Artec shielded Motherboard totally eliminates noise.

At 4MHz, the Artec shielded Motherboard is free from spurious noise. No ringing in your bus lines. No errors in your programs.

This Motherboard offers you engineering and craftsmanship never before available in the small computer field. Outstanding as either a replacement for your present Motherboard or as the heart of a new system. Consider these features:

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a computer can get awfully bored when it can’t communicate! (Apr, 1978)

a computer can get awfully bored when it can’t communicate!

So unless you’d prefer to have your computer sitting around cooling its chips, we’d strongly suggest you buy a couple of peripherals from Heath.

Why us? Because we make peripheral kits. In fact, they’re some of the best around. Our H9 is an excellent example. Its a complete ASCII keyboard/12″ CRT terminal that was designed for hobbyists just like you. It has a lot of really great features and resolution that’s just beautiful. Right on out to 80 characters per line.

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Designed for Science (Jul, 1954)

Designed for Science

In many ways the E. R. A. 1103 is the most advanced data-handling system yet devised. By tremendous speed, large storage capacity, and great programming versatility, the system assures ideal handling of the most intricate computations.

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