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In 1967 The Muppets worked as IBM instructors (video)

IMB Muppet

IN 1967, IMB hired Jim Henson to educate their staff. His Muppets were here to help. Cue the Cookie Monster:

Kermit:

Suits:

Ralph:

Posted: 6th, May 2013 | In: Celebrities, Flashback, Technology | Comment


1956 Hard Disk Drive – loading IBM’s storage unit on a PAA jet

1956 hard disk drive

PHWAOR! Cop a load of that hard drive being loaded on a Pan American Airways jet. It’s as big as a car:

In September 1956 IBM launched the 305 RAMAC, the first ‘SUPER’ computer with a hard disk drive (HDD). The HDD weighed over a ton and stored 5 MB of data.

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Posted: 10th, March 2013 | In: Flashback, Technology | Comment