Wang 300 Calc
jwstephens at msm.umr.edu
Tue Sep 4 18:54:07 CDT 2007
Jason T wrote:
>On 9/4/07, woodelf <bfranchuk at jetnet.ab.ca> wrote:
>>Well they still may be a good but slow calculator!
>>At the original price they where built to last and are doing
>>Ben alias woodelf.
>But aren't they simply front-end units to a central processor? I
>didn't think the 300 could do anything on it's own..
there is a tabletop box with nixies and keys and switches. There is a
box, not a mainframe
that was about the size of a desktop in the case of the ones at UMR that
were connected to. I believe that they had payed in the tens of
thousands for a unit with
5 or so heads and a card reader for entering programs, in 1970 dollars.
I have seen both the head and the processor and a working unit on ebay,
but not very
I have one of the card reader units, but nothing else.
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