Modern Marvels: Computers -- Can you identify these items?
cclist at sydex.com
Mon Mar 19 14:51:23 CDT 2007
On 19 Mar 2007 at 11:17, Billy Pettit wrote:
> It is hard to tell much. The tape drives are definitely 606 or 607's. I'd
> lean toward 606 because the lights for density seem to be the 200/556
> configuration, not the 200/556/800 set.
Yeah, you're obviously better at seeing through blurs than I am!
> The cabinets in front are unusual. The one on the right has a window in the
> top (see the shiny plate) and that was only done for printers. The one on
> the left also has two rows of lights, instead of one and that was only done
> on early printers (non-train) and one of the early disk file controllers.
I'd concluded in a later message that we were probably looking at
501's in the foreground, since on the right-side one, you can see the
But I guess neither of us wins Richard's contest! I figure that
you'd almost have to know the room itself or someone in the photo to
be able to figure out what the system was.
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