A classic present - the "Instructo Paper Computer"

David H. Barr dhbarr at gmail.com
Fri Jun 10 18:04:54 CDT 2005


On 6/10/05, Ethan Dicks <ethan.dicks at gmail.com> wrote:
> One of my co-workers just dropped off a fun little thing at my desk -
> a McGraw-Hill publication from 1979, the "Instructo Paper Computer"...
> it's like the Bell Labs Cardiac.  I'd never heard of the Instructo
> before.  Digging around on the 'net only found this...
> http://www.computermuseumgroningen.nl/mcgrawhill/ipc.html (is Allard
> Shaap here on the list?)
> 
> In case this spawns a CARDIAC thread... start here ->
> http://www.larkfarm.com/cardiac_answers.htm

I should like to have a reprint done of one or both of these for use
in my introductory computing classes.  Students are made to simulate a
modern system, and these paper models could be of great utility both
in the historical overview and some of the introductory sections.

-dhbarr.




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