Reason to save very old computers
evan at snarc.net
Fri Dec 4 21:31:31 CST 2009
Yesterday, here in New Jersey, a Burroughs B-205 tube computer was
destroyed when the barn containing it burned down. It belonged to
85-year-old Claude Kagan who is a legend out here. Among other things,
he formed the student computer club called the "RESISTORS" in the 1960s,
and he wrote the SAM-76 programming language.
The good news is that Claude was not harmed, and his main house is okay.
But it's a good reminder, if anybody needs one, to save vintage
computers while we can -- and to ensure the integrity of our storage areas.
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