What did your first computer look like? The book Core Memory takes a look at that, by offering " A Visual Survey of Vintage Computers • Featuring Machines from the Computer History Museum." The few pictures we've seen (some of which are after the jump) are beautiful, artistic, and intriguing.
"...Photos capture these historically important machines—including the Eniac, Crays 1–3, Apple I and II—while authoritative text profiles each, telling the stories of their innovations and peculiarities." Core Memory, published by Chronicle books, retails for $35.
These pictures and related information are from the excerpts from the book site.
Year Created: 1981 (THIS MODEL)
Creator: FRANCE TELECOM/ALCATEL
TO FRENCH CITIZENS
(Emphasis ours, because we couldn't believe it was offered free...anyone know more or experience this computer/freebie?)
Name: COMPAQ PORTABLE
Year Created: 1983
Creator: COMPAQ COMPUTER CORPORATION
Memory: 128KB RAM
Processor: INTEL 8088
Operating System: MS-DOS
(A slightly newer version was our first portable computer, and the first computer we had our in bedroom, a huge step toward feeling like an independent preteen.)
Name: NEAC 2203
Year Created: 1960
Creator: NIPPON ELECTRIC COMPANY (NEC)
Memory: DRUM 2,040 BITS