Looking for old computer book
martinm at allwest.net
Fri Mar 30 10:17:52 CDT 2007
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From: "Jay West" <jwest at classiccmp.org>
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Subject: Re: Looking for old computer book
> It may well be the one that Paul saw and was asking about. But just as
> another datapoint, I too remember as a kid seeing a design for a computer
> that used a telephone dial for input and it was not the same one as
> pictured in the ebay article that Mike pointed out.
> The one I saw was more "horizontal" in appearance with the dial on top,
> whereas the one on the ebay auction is more "vertical" and has the dial on
> the front. I also remember that the one I had seen definitely had a lot
> more components.
I think this is the one I remember seeing when I was in grade school in 1960
or 1961. It used a phone dial and relays. As I remember, the article was
in a magazine, but I cannot remember which magazine. It would have been one
of the electronic magazines of the era. Was Popular Electronics published
at this time?
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