Artifact Details

Title

Whirlwind with Joe Thompson

Catalog Number

102622504

Type

Still Image

Identifying Numbers

Other number P3097

Dimensions

8 x 10 in.

Format

Photographic print

Description

Black and white. Joe Thompson sitting at Whirlwind. Verso label: "In 1951, high school graduate Joe Thompson, 18, was trained as one of the first two computer operators. The computer was the Whirlwind, the prototype for the SAGE air defense system. Thompson, now 58, is a senior analyst at Unisys in Culver City, CA. 'Computers changed my whole life,' he says. The Whirlwind is the centerpience of the second milestone in the exhibit, "People and Computers: Milestones of a Revolution," opening June 29, 1991, at The Computer Museum, Boston."

Category

Photograph

Subject

Whirlwind computer

Lot Number

X7413.2015
 

Related Records

102622503 Whirlwind I Computer