IBM 650 (was WOW!!!! ...)
julesrichardsonuk at yahoo.co.uk
Thu Jul 7 06:22:34 CDT 2005
On Thu, 2005-07-07 at 07:37 +0100, Lawrence Wilkinson wrote:
> On Wed, 2005-07-06 at 19:39 -0500, Scott Stevens wrote:
> > How about an IBM 650? Are there people out there with them still
> > operable?
> > I still have one loose-leaf binder for the 650.
> I think the 'first electronic computer in New Zealand'
> ( http://www.ibm.com/ibm/nz/ ) still exists in NZ. I am pretty sure
> that this was operating at Motat ( http://www.motat.org.nz ) in the '70s
> but was subsequently reclaimed by IBM. I might be totally wrong on this
> - it's on my list of things to check up on next time I'm in NZ.
It certainly wasn't on public display at MOTAT when I last went there a
couple of years ago, and that'd be the most likely place for it if it
was viewable by the public.
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