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NASA's Pleiades Supercomputer.

Luxor (1978) (Sweden).

Atari Palmtop Computer.

Rand Computer?

1957 ... control room - atomic test.

Hewlett Packard Portable Computer.

Promotional image of a PDP-11.

The Polaroid CU-5 hard copy camera. Used for snapping images of CRT screens, this was a mechanical predecessor of screen-capturing software.

Apple Lisa.

Phone from car (1959).

Rows and racks of magnetic tape storage.

1940s - 1950s Portable Dictaphone made by EMI - the Emidicta. Recordings would be made magnetically on a flat disk of magnetic material

PC Case... cool!

Oberon Omni-Reader (1985).

Honeywell 6080 mainframe system. The Honeywell 6000 series computers were rebadged versions of General Electric's 600-series mainframes manufactured by Honeywell International, Inc. from 1970 to 1989. Honeywell acquired the line when it purchased GE's computer division in 1970 and continued to develop them under a variety of names for many years.

Bill Gates.

DEC PDP-11/20 (1970).

In October 1995, Be, Inc. unveiled its first (and last) computer, the BeBox.

The first hard drive to have more than 1 gb in capacity was the IBM 3380 in 1980 (it could store 2.52 gb). It was the size of a refrigerator, weighed 550 pounds (250 kg), and the price when it was introduced ranged from $81,000 to $142,400.

Left: The magnetic Drum Memory of the UNIVAC computer. Right: A 16-inch-long drum from the IBM 650 computer. It had 40 tracks, 10 kB of storage space, and spun at 12,500 revolutions per minute.

The first hard disk drive was the IBM Model 350 Disk File that came with the IBM 305 RAMAC computer in 1956. It had 50 24-inch discs with a total storage capacity of 5 million characters (just under 5 mb).

Left: 250 MB hard disk drive from 1979. Right: The IBM 3380 from 1980, the first gigabyte-capacity hard disk drive.