How a computer works. A tutorial from 1962

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How a computer works. A tutorial from 1962

Postby tezza on Fri Aug 24, 2012 12:57 pm

This short film is great! How far computers (and our perception of them) have come. Note not one mention of their use in communications :)

http://youtu.be/jDQROzrFD1o
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Re: How a computer works. A tutorial from 1962

Postby Paul on Sat Aug 25, 2012 10:34 am

Very cool video, reminds me of those shown in school in the 1960s. Great images of the mainframe workplace. I wonder if smoking was allowed in those rooms? Very well may have been, as bizarre as it would sound today.

Presumably there is no mention of communication because it was a Navy production and was intended for training. I'm pretty sure Bell was still using relays then in the phone system.

My science teacher in '67 obtained a electronics kit for me from Bells Labs that could sound out vowels, one of many kits available. It was a cardboard box with the circuit printed on top and all the parts enclosed. All you had to do was wind the chokes, wire all the parts together according to the picture on top and provide a battery and speaker.
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Re: How a computer works. A tutorial from 1962

Postby tezza on Sun Aug 26, 2012 10:41 pm

Here is another prediction of the future from 1966. Actually not too far off...
http://youtu.be/EC5sbdvnvQM
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