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The Retrobits Podcast

Mar 26, 2007

"Where a calculator on the Eniac is equipped with 18,000 vacuum tubes and
weighs 30 tons, computers in the future may have only 1,000 vacuum tubes and
perhaps weigh 1-1/2 tons" - Popular Mechanics, March, 1949

Welcome to Show 080!  This week's Topic: The UNIVAC I!

Topics and links discussed in the podcast...

What are the 10 worst PCs of all time?  See what PC World thinks...
Wikipedia has a page on the UNIVAC I - thanks as always for their great info...also check out the page on the innovative mercury delay line memory.
Can't play with a real UNIVAC I?  How about a simulator?
The Unisys History Newsletter, January 2001, has a great article on the UNIVAC...
And this page on the UNIVAC goes into really impressive detail!

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Thanks for listening!

- Earl

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