|2005/11/06 VCF 8.0|
π 2005-11-06 22:25 by Merlin in Public
This was my 3rd visit to the Vintage Computer Festival. I managed to go to the 4th, 6th, and 8th. While it was a bit small this year, it was still entertaining to visit.
For one, I got to use a PDP-1, and play spacewar, the very first computer video game, which a technician loaded from punch card tape.
A few pictures are below, and the other ones (including a few videos, including the difference engine), go there
this is back when you could see a status light for each bit of each register in the CPU
Someone actually made a Babbage difference engine out of mecano. Babage only ever described the machine in drawings in 1849, but never got it built due to how complex it was for the time
can you say big floppy? (it was actually an optical drive)
The first palm PDA prototype