Even those with a fetish for midcentury, more than likely prefer a 21st century computer. As school sessions kick off around the globe, let’s all take a moment to be thankful for the computer. Mainly that is has come a long way. The one here, circa 1965, weighed in at, well, a mere tons. Sure, a mini-er computer became available in the same year, but the price tag of Digital Equipment Company’s PDP-8 was off-putting: $18,000. Mini then meant around the size of a refrigerator. Over 50,000 were sold.
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