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COLOR TV FOR THEATERS
PROJECTED color-television pictures of theater-screen size were shown recently at the Colonial Theater in New York City by the Radio Corporation of America in tests that revealed further advances in the RCA compatible, all-electronic color-TV system. The color show, produced in the NBC studios at Radio City, was broadcast on channel 4. This enabled owners of all existing television sets in the area to view the same program in black and white.
This machine was also known as the UNIVAC 1103
ANOTHER REMINGTON RAND ELECTRONIC DEVELOPMENT
Remington Rand introduces the ERA 1103 general-purpose computer system
ADVANCED LOGICAL AND ENGINEERING FEATURES
â– ACCOMMODATES WIDE OPTION OP DIRECT INPUT-OUTPUT DEVICES
Punched-card equipment Communications circuits Punched-paper and magnetic tapes Process-actuating mechanisms High-speed printers Graphic visual displays
â– FLEXIBLE DATA REPRESENTATION
Alphabetic and numeric data in any code
â– INHERENT HIGH SPEED AND LARGE CAPACITY
Coordinated electrostatic and magnetic drum storage Magnetic tape storage
â– EFFICIENT, VERSATILE PROGRAMMING
Powerful instruction repertoire Flexible two-address logic
â– UNEXCELLED RELIABILITY
Components of service-proved design Preventive diagnostic features Integral air conditioning
â– LOW DATA-PROCESSING COST
For complete information about the application of the ERA 1103 to your problems, write on your business letterhead to Room 1734, 315 Fourth Ave., New York 10.
It seems to me that anyone who would use the phrase “Getting Closer to Infinity” does not really understand the concept of infinity.
GETTING CLOSER TO INFINITY
Businessmen, engineers, and scientists now are solving problems in scientific and industrial data processing which, a few short years ago, would have been considered well-nigh infinite.
IBM Electronic Business Machines are making an important contribution to this progress. These machines accomplish once-overwhelming tasks with incredible speed and accuracy … freeing thousands of valuable minds for creative effort.
ELECTRONIC BUSINESS MACHINES
International Business Machines
This is the first in a series of 5 articles I’ve scanned from an amazing 1952 issue of Scientific American about Automatic Control. It discusses automatic machine tools, feedback loops, the role of computers in manufacturing and information theory. These are really astounding articles considering the time in which they were written, plus they have some great pictures (not this one so much, but the others).
I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.
- Part 1 – Automatic Control
- Part 2 – Feedback
- Part 3 – The Role of the Computer
- Part 4 – Automatic Machine Tools
- Part 5 – Information
An introduction to seven articles about self-regulating machines, which represent a scientific and technological revolution that will powerfully shape the future of man
by Ernest Nagel
AUTOMATIC CONTROL is not a new thing in the world. Self-regulative mechanisms are an inherent feature of innumerable processes in nature, living and non-living. Men have long recognized the existence of such mechanisms in living forms, although, to be sure, they have often mistaken automatic regulation for the operation of some conscious design or vital force. Even the deliberate construction of self-regulating machines is no innovation: the history of such devices goes back at least several hundred years.
Nevertheless, the preacher’s weary cry that there is nothing new under the sun is at best a fragment of the truth. The general notion of automatic control may be ancient, but the formulation of its principles is a very recent achievement. And the systematic exploitation of these principlesâ€”their subtle theoretical elaboration and far-reaching practical applicationâ€”must be credited to the 20th century. When human intelligence is disciplined by the analytical methods of modern science, and fortified by modern material resources and techniques, it can transform almost beyond recognition the most familiar aspects of the physical and social scene. There is surely a profound difference between a primitive recognition that some mechanisms are self-regulative while others are not, and the invention of an analytic theory which not only accounts for the gross facts but guides the construction of new types of systems.
HERE is a razor which is said to do its job in any shaving position. The blades, coated with a mineral oil, come in a handy cartridge, and it becomes merely necessary to insert a small tab in the side of the razor, move a small sliding grip, and a new blade is automatically inserted into the holder, while the old blade is ejected. The change is instantaneous. Five blades before the cartridge is emptied, a non-shaving blank appears to remind you to purchase new blades.
The Truman one is kinda cute and the De Gaulle one looks like it should be in the Dark Crystal.
LOBSTERS ARE LIKE PEOPLE
Jean Sulpice, Parisian restaurateur, believes that lobsters and people have similar features. These “portraits” seem to prove the artist’s contention.
With a few props (a cigar, glasses and hats) and his lobster shells, the Frenchman created these caricatures of two famous international figures.
ANYONE WHO HAS seen Paris knows about Place Pigalleâ€”and knows that almost anything can be found there. That is why it is no surprise to learn that in the city of artists, one Pigalle restaurateur is an artist who hangs his work from the ceiling. More surprising is his mediumâ€”lobster shells!
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Left, no label is needed to identify De Gaulle. Right, not so easy to recognize is the figure of the French president. Vincent Auriol
Fine wire holds the various parts of the figures together in their lifelike poses
Hanging from the ceiling in a somewhat frightening array are scores of examples of the artist’s work in a variety of subjects
What this really reminds me of is the car from The Ambiguously Gay Duo
Jet-Age Custom Car
No flames spout from the tail pipes of a custom-built three-wheeled car, but that is about the only difference between it and a space ship! The engine is a 60-horsepower V8 mounted in the rear. A single front wheel is suspended on a motorcycle fork. The sheet-metal body is welded to the frame. Air scoops on each side of the body ventilate the engine. The 10 tail pipes permit the hot air from the engine to escape. The unusual car was built by Stanley M. Eakin of Grove City, Ohio. It took six years of his spare time. Top speed is about 90 miles per hour.
Dissatisfaction- AMERICA’S GREATEST ASSET
Opportunities to create better products exist in every home and industry in America today. But only a few, dissatisfied men and women recognize these opportunities. Such leaders are advancing their respective industries. They possess vision. They are spurred by initiative. Feather dusters have no place in their planning.
Since 1938, Meletron has been producing excellent instruments that are used by every major aircraft manufacturer. But we are constantly testing new materials and devising new methods. Leadership in this industry imposes the obligation to improve, because tomorrow’s standards will be higher. Dis-
satisfaction with what has been accomplished, plus a determination to improve, is America’s greatest asset.