IBM 1001 DATA TRANSMISSION SYSTEM (Dec, 1961)
Yup, this is a punched card modem.
IBM 1001 DATA TRANSMISSION SYSTEM
… new low cost way to send punched card data… by telephone
This IBM 1001 Data Transmission System lets you send business information in punched card form, from any office, plant or department to your central data processing installation at the cost of a telephone call.
It speeds collection of information concerning inventory, purchases, payroll, production, etc., keeps you continually informed of what’s happening in your business while it’s happening.
THERE ARE 3,000 ‘BITS’ OF INFORMATION ON THIS PAGE (Sep, 1965)
I have never heard of this kind of memory before. It’s sort of like ram, sort of like a hard drive, and sort of like core memory. Certainly interesting.
THERE ARE 3,000 ‘BITS’ OF INFORMATION ON THIS PAGE
Dots like these are part of an amazing electronic memory that can store, in binary language, 5.8 million “bits” of information. Such a memory unit is a fundamental part of the complex new Electronic Switching System that Western Electric is building for the Bell System. The dots are precisely 35 thousandths of an inch square and one thousandth thick.
Control Data PLATO Computer System (Jul, 1978)
PLATO was a pretty amazing computer system for it’s day. Here is a blurb from the wikipedia entry:
…the last production PLATO system was turned off in 2006, PLATO nevertheless pioneered key concepts such as online forums and message boards, online testing, email, chat rooms, picture languages, instant messaging, remote screen sharing, and multiplayer online games…
“Control Data PLATO increased our training efficency 167%”
“PLATO computer-based education will save Merrell-National over 12,000 classroom hours on just one drug product training program alone.”
Gary J. Wilson, Sales Training Manager
Merrell-National Laboratories Division of Richardson-Merrell Inc.
“Today’s modern ethical drugs demand sales people who are better informed, more technically oriented and better able to relate vital product information to help doctors do a better job. To meet the challenge, Merrell-National Laboratories has initiated a program to improve the quality of pharmaceutical representative training.
Apple Ad: What kind of man owns his own computer? (May, 1980)
Get it? The Apple is a revolutionary computer. Ben Franklin was a revolutionary. Ben Franklin + Apple Computer = Marketing Genius.
What kind of man owns his own computer?
Rather revolutionary, the whole idea of owning your own computer? Not if you’re a diplomat, printer, scientist, inventor… or a kite designer, too. Today there’s Apple Computer. It’s designed to be a personal computer. To uncomplicate your life. And make you more effective.
It’s a wise man who owns an Apple.
Introducing Apple II (Sep, 1977)
This was when you could still buy the Apple II as a kit with just the motherboard. Also the floppy drive wasn’t released until the year after this ad.
Introducing Apple II.
The home computer that’s ready to work, play and grow with you.
Clear the kitchen table. Bring in the color T.V. Plug in your new Apple II? and connect any standard cassette recorder/player. Now you’re ready for an evening of discovery in the new world of personal computers.
Only Apple II makes it that easy. It’s a complete, ready to use computerâ€”not a kit. At $1298, it includes features you won’t find on other personal computers costing twice as much.